Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Read for Today

I'm playing a chess tournament on-line in a few minutes. This will get your grey cells going:

BIG BLUE WAVE: Deborah Gyapong on the meaning of secularism: "Deborah says:

The secular, the term bequeathed by Christianity to refer to the world, is the best antidote to all forms of utopianism, religious or non, because it understands that in this world, in time, we will not achieve the perfection of the world to come, because we have to live with sinful humanity and are thus limited in what we can do to make heaven on earth. It's not an excuse to give up on the common good, but it is a crucial check on man-made messianic tendencies to impose perfection, usually by killing those who don't get with the program."

Read the rest...

(Via Big Blue Wave.)

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