27 February 2012

start the week

Interesting Start the Week. The mistake is to think that 'values' get lost outside a religious context. I don't think they do: there is a dizzying amount of discussion and debate about values, about meaning and about philosophy taking place outside of the institutional religious context; possibly more than ever took place within it, and not just online either, but in all manner of face to face contexts. The reason institutional religion can't adapt fast enough to this change is because it is buried under such a weight of tradition, dogma and scripture. You don't adapt to change by being hard, you do it by being fluid.

Maybe then, when they finally accept that we're not going away and won't be shut up, they will come to see all this as an opportunity rather than an assault. Who knows?

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