[Dead Ideas] “Mohism I: Ancient Chinese Leftists”, by B. T. Newberg

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They were the chief rivals of the Confucians in their early days, but today no one has heard of them. Meet the Mohists: a faction of hard-headed, big-hearted philosophers whose ideas would fit right in to modern leftist politics, but which were scorned at the time

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Mohism I: Ancient Chinese Leftists
  • Mohism II: Working Class Philosophers
  • Mohism III: Dungeon Master Mo and the Castle of Horrors, Part 1
  • Mohism IV: The Castle of Horrors, Part 2
  • Mohism V: Your Mohist Training – RPG
  • Mohism VI Finale: Big Trouble in Little Moh-town – RPG

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Editor’s note: Connecting with our Ancestors is much easier if we know something about them.  I’ve found the Dead Ideas podcast to be a great way to learn about our Ancestors.  Being that Mohism flourished ~2,400 years ago, and that the silk road and other channels connected humanity, there is a good chance of having a Mohist Ancestor for most of us.

Image Credit: Rachel Westhoff

Dead Ideas is a podcast delivering history with humor. We explore ideas once believed to be true, but no longer. Each dead idea is explore in all its glorious eccentricity. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or at deadideas.net.

The Author

B. T. Newberg

B. T. Newberg:  Since the year 2000, B. T. has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective. He has served as Education Director for the Spiritual Naturalist Society, where he created an online course in naturalistic spirituality (including Naturalistic Paganism!). His writings can also be found at Patheos and Pagan Square, as well as right here at HP.

He also hosts a podcast called Dead Ideas: The Podcast of Extinct Thoughts and Practices. It explores ideas once believed to be true, but no longer.

Professionally, he was an ESL teacher for 12 years and now works in customer service. After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, he currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.

After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.

After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.

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