Not as chilly as yesterday at this time by about 15F. I hope it is clear and dry so I can get out do some more cleaning up in the gardens. I could have yesterday but got an attack of the lazies. See what happens today.
Found this at the Agonist. Interesting but not really surprising. Religion has always been a center around which people could organize their lives and identities.
Think this might be part of our problems? I have thought for some time that our culture has gone so far in encouraging extreme individualism that a reaction in the opposite direction had to come. When was the question. And how far would the rebound go?
Another related item from Jesse's Cafe Americain. HMM! "Fiat culture" reminds me a bit of the little I have read in Daniel Boorstin's The Image.
And for a bit of a laugh see this from Can It Happen Here?
I guess I have an odd way of looking at things but the conclusions I draw from current events are somewhat...different. Watching the ebola fracas I had a number of contrary thoughts. First, it didn't scare me as much as it appears to scare so many of us--especially our political leaders. I use "appears" because I am not sure how much is real