EPISODE 038: Growing Up Greek...ORTHODOX!: Stephen P

Stephen grew up Greek...Orthodox, in the American South, Atlanta Georgia.

I love how he has gone through changes in his faith, all while being true to himself and remembering the beautiful parts of religion.  He does a fantastic job reminding us of the things religion can offer that exude beauty and humanity.  The community, the rituals, the family atmospheres, the food, the holidays.

We chat about our hopes in who God is as well as how we all have different forms of how we connect spiritually to the divine, the universe, and humanity.

I love Stephens' belief that religion is like a big puzzle that we will never see the full picture of until then end, and then realize that we're really just all the same.

MUSIC FROM THIS EPISODE

Τρυπες - Δεν χωρας πουθενα | Holes - No Country Anywhere

Ενα απο τα 10 τραγουδια του τεταρτου δισκου των Τρυπες ''Εννια Πληρωμενα Τραγουδια'' που ηχογραφηθηκε το 1993
 

Αν δε χωράς μέσα σε μια άθλια πατρίδα
Αν δε σου φτάνει μια ελπίδα τυφλή
Αν δε χώρας μέσα σε μια ονειροπαγίδα
Αν δε χώρας σε μια αγκαλιά φυλακή

Τότε τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα
παντού περισσεύεις και παντού ξεψυχάς
Τότε τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα
δεν χώρας πουθενά δεν χώρας πουθενά

Τότε τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα
παντού περισσεύεις και παντού ξεψυχάς
Τότε τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα, τι κρίμα
δεν χώρας πουθενά πουθενά πουθενά

Αν δε χώρας μέσα σ' εν' άνοστο αστείο
Αν δε σου φτάνει μια σκληρή προσευχή
Αν δε χώρας μέσα σ' ένα ψυχοπορνείο
Αν δε χώρας σ' ένα σπασμένο κορμί

One of the 10 songs of the fourth disc of the whole 'Nine Paid Songs' which was recorded in 1993
 

If you do not fit in a miserable home
If you hope it reaches you blind
If no country into a dreamcatcher
If no country in an embrace prison

Then what a shame, what a shame, what a shame
leftovers everywhere and everywhere dies
Then what a shame, what a shame, what a shame
no country nowhere country nowhere

Then what a shame, what a shame, what a shame
leftovers everywhere and everywhere dies
Then what a shame, what a shame, what a shame
no country nowhere nowhere nowhere

If not within the country in the 'tasteless joke
If not enough you a hard prayer
If no country in a psychoporneio
If no country in a broken body


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