Phil just put a comment on the Colbert post from earlier in the week and I thought I’d repost it here to make it easier to find.
Dear fans of the Hero Workshop
I was hoping to lead Colbert around to the subject of everyday, or ordinary heroes, and how our society desperately needs to be building a nation of young heroes ready to take on evil and conquer or prevent it.
He got too hung up on the Lucifer “myth” and at the end was really agitated when I said maybe God was wrong and Lucifer was right in not honoring Adam given he ended up as so easily corruptible by a snake in the garden. When I chided him as likely doing well in Sunday School, his retort was, “I TEACH SUNDAY SCHOOL, MOTHER (***edited out for the kids in the audience)!” Partially blipped but it is there, and hardly becoming of a Catholic lay Sunday School Teacher, for sure.
I am in synch with the work that Matt Langdon is doing and support and encourage its dissemination, hoping to interest rich people to fund it so it can spread.
Visitors to this site might want to check out chp 16 in my new book, THE LUCIFER EFFECT, really cheap paperback edition on Amazon.com, and also my web site http://www.LuciferEffect.com where there is a section celebrating heroism.
To be an ordinary hero requires only 3 things, a situation of evil or danger, an action to remedy it when others are passive or perpetrators, and a socio-centric focus on others and surrenderng our usual ego-centric focus for a while in that particular situation.
Think you are a hero-in-waiting, and be ready to act when your moment calls you to action.
Update: This post has been picked up by No Fact Zone and Television Without Pity thanks to Ms. Interpreted. You can follow the comments there. Also to those visiting from there, feel free to comment here. Phil reads the blog so may be able to answer your questions.