liberalism
The Lure of Fanatacism

The Lure of Fanatacism

We often create stories to address one problem, only to have it take on a life of its own. More difficult is when such a story is religion and the tendency towards absolutism is a strong psychological pull. Jung’s “The Undiscovered Self” helps us see where when...

Free Thought, Free Society

Free Thought, Free Society

During this period of political theatre and argumentation derived from the most basic of emotional responses rather than from the heights of intellectual discourse, I'm reminded of just how scary free thinking is to those in power. Let us have debates, let us ponder...

There Is No True Christian

There Is No True Christian

With any socio-cultural change there comes along for the ride a varying level of ideological reflection. Much depends on the connection one's group has with the change. The greater degree of perceived effect the change has, the greater need there is to determine a...

Human Nature: An Issue of Inheritance

Human Nature: An Issue of Inheritance

What are we to make of human nature? The answer depends on which story of birth is believed. Birthing stories are about identifying those attributes that continue on from the mother-figure or simply that which comes before (Turner, 1996). This is a relation of...

Religion and the Failure of Liberal Thought

Criticizing an ideology is often difficult, prone to hyperbole and notorious for, at least in the mind’s eye of the believer, being unable to differentiate ideas from the adherents themselves. When this ideology is a religion, all of these difficulties become like...