The vilification of Qatar for its social policies has cracked over a can of worms regarding the new role of the World Cup and other major sporting events.
Steve McAlpine says the media-fuelled controversy surrounding Qatar, the host-nation of the World Cup reveals a hint of neo-colonialism in the way the West treats nations that don’t agree with it.
There are more than two football sides on the pitch these days. There are also opposing sides in another way. Two ways – at least two ways – of looking at the world.
This World Cup is being held in a Muslim-majority country in West Asia and it’s being held at the very time sport in the West has taken on a teaching role – an almost religious instruction role – in promoting what it considers human flourishing to be all about.
Steve says the problem is much of the rest of the world – the majority of the world which includes Qatar – values different values and often views those Western viewpoints unfavourably. And that’s something our modern taste for tolerance just can’t tolerate.
Where are we going as a society? And will you be happy when we get there? Steve McAlpine is here to help you answer those questions.
If a Delorean time machine pulled up in front of your house – Back To The Future style – and someone offered to show you what the future would be like, would you be content with what you found? And if not, what could you do to change it? Thinking this through is what Steve McAlpine calls Delorean Philosophy.
Steve McAlpine is a well-known social commentator, respected theologian and popular author. Each week, he takes a crucial trend or event that’s playing out in society now and asks, “Where is this taking us?”
Rather than just pontificating, Steve then provides practical steps listeners can take if they want to change the future. That’s Delorean Philosophy.