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  1. How I read Peggy Stack, Adam Miller thinks Nathaniel Givens’ et al’s radical orthodoxy isn’t much to have ado about whereas Patrick Mason takes a wait-&-see approach.

    ” ‘ [… ]There may be nothing to disagree with on this manifesto, until ‘you want to read specific ideas into it,’ Miller says. ‘Overall, it’s fairly banal.’

    “Patrick Mason […] applauds the try to string ‘a center path between what they see between the errors of unbridled progressivism and recalcitrant fundamentalism […] and, might be particularly useful ‘if they supply a hedge [w rgd DezNat etc.]’ …

    ” …

    “… In the long run, Mason is uncertain what is going to become of the manifesto and the radical orthodoxy rhetoric. ‘It may be a nothing-burger,’ he says, ‘or the start of something massive.’ “

  2. “How GenZ at times experiences fragility, catastrophizing, call-out culture, and perception of violence in speech, and how these things affect engagement with apologetics and scholarship. (Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Coddling of the American Mind).”

    Generally, this was an interesting mormon stories interview. The exception being the discussion about Generation Z. Miller came off as complaining about how these young kids, “and their rock ‘n’ roll, their gyrating hips, and their close dancing are corrupting the morals of America!”

    It seems like the older generation aways says the same or similar things about the younger college-age generation. For the baby boomers it was the hippies and war protesters, for Gen X it was the ‘slacker’ stereotype, and recently people said the same thing about the Millennials.

    In my opinion, it’s not the specific generation, but the characteristics of all people who are that age and are coming of age into adulthood. And you know what, as they age they become more, wise, diligent, tough, responsible, etc, etc.

    But I guess the older generation will always be there to tell the youngsters, “to get off their lawn,” and to tell all the lazy youngsters their stories about how in their day they had to walk in two feet of snow, up a hill both ways, to school!

    With that said, otherwise it was great interview!

    That whole

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