The unforgiveable crime of the post-axial religions is to encourage the conflation of authority and benevolence, of hierarchy and justice. When the pious bow down before the powerful or, in our own time, the megachurches celebrate wealth and its owners, the “good” God is just doing his job of what Habermas called “legitimation.”
Source: The Missionary Position
Secularism and Its Discontents : The New Yorker
Lots of nice moments… ‘Once a tendency has been put in place by nature, he writes, it is not essential that each and every expression of it serve survival and reproduction.”… As he says, The evolutionary reasons for altruistic behavior are not necessarily the animals reasons.’
Good People: Fiction: The New Yorker
i feel strange tagging a story with virtues.
cnvc:: The spiritual basis of NVC
everybody has a word for this, but it’s weird to me how many of them are synonyms for “god”.
Soulforce : Freedom for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
they do inclusive workshops (as in, religious people welcome) about nonviolent activism.