"Any creed, religious or secular, that organizes humanity into categories of good or evil based not on actions, but on their mere thoughts or the presumed state of their soul, is disposed toward Inquisition and social panic"
my new essay for is about the way we treat murder & other crimes, & how the old Christian tradition of original sin is back in woke form, but without the leavening effect once embedded in Christian doctrines of forgiveness and absolution
Punishing the Crime vs. Blacklisting the Soul |
While the new religion of anti-racism has borrowed a fundamentalist take on human nature, it has also rejected the Christian tradition of forgiveness & pity. Which is why militant anti-racism now carries such a brittle, mean-spirited aspect, writes
Very thoughtful piece from ⁦⁩ on politics, religion and the mutability of the soul. Destined to be misunderstood.
Fascinating/interesting article by ⁦⁩ on the dialectical forces of change, development & cultural evolution & its impact on individual psychological development. Anyone interested in #addiction #recovery, etc. - will certainly enjoy =)
"Any creed, religious or secular, that organizes humanity into categories of good or evil based not on actions, but on their mere thoughts or the presumed state of their soul, is disposed toward Inquisition and social panic..."
“In a society that distinguishes the sin from the sinner ... recitals of past misdeeds and impure thoughts are tolerated, and even encouraged—as with the Christian tradition of confession.”
"One of the dominant ersatz-religious conceits of our age is that, when it comes to race, we all are marked by either purity or corruption—that is, in the language of old-timey religion, we are either heretics or believers, asleep or woke, lost or saved."