620: Some people are hard to feel empathy for

Let’s be honest: some people just don’t inspire our empathy! In this last episode of 2021, Bart responds to a post on the Humanize Me Facebook Group, in which a woman feels unempathetic about consequences suffered by her sister due to the sister’s own bad decisions. She feels like “a bad person”, she says, but should she? And how should we feel about our own lack of empathy in such situations?

To resurrect a previous term on Humanize Me, this episode is a bit of a ‘salmagundi’: we also talk about Christmas traditions, whether kids who do good things just to stay on Santa’s ‘nice’ list are doing it for valid reasons, and about a Pew poll showing that people with no religious beliefs outnumber evangelicals for the first time in American history.

Mentioned in the episode: Check out our friends’ podcast, MEGA, a perfect satire of a megachurch. Wherever you found us, you can find them. Oh, and: Happy New Year!


By | 2022-08-10T03:13:15+00:00 December 28th, 2021|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!