Humanize Me 117: How to live when you know life is finite

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Your life is going to end someday. How do you live when you know life is finite? In this clip, Bart Campolo and Hemant Mehta talk about the moments of connection, awareness and sensation that make life worth living to its fullest.

It starts with a question by Hemant, recorded for his own podcast last summer: Why has the military had such a hard time adjusting to the idea of Humanist chaplains? Bart replies that he suspects that military chaplaincies have a lot to do with helping people deal with death, and they don’t see what nonreligious people could offer on that subject. He adds that some of that perception is valid, because “if there’s one thing I haven’t seen the secular community do well, it’s to help people face death.”

That leads to a conversation about the subject of life’s inevitable ending, and how secular people should think about that. Life is infinitely valuable, especially in its finitude, argues Bart. Listen to the episode for more thoughts along those lines.

Listen to Hemant’s great podcast The Friendly Atheist HERE. Get in touch with Bart HERE with any thoughts on this or any episode of Humanize Me, and if you want to help Bart reach more people with this podcast, please rate us on iTunes.

By | 2017-11-17T15:58:04+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Podcast|

About the Author:

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!