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Reading from Brothers Karamazov: Mitya’s epiphany
Spiritual versus secular education
What are the differences between spiritual and secular education? At face value, the obvious one is that secular education is non-spiritual, but in fact this system has its roots in religion. This can be seen in secular education’s presumption of “original sin” in the student, and its mantling of mechanisms like grading, homework, and punishments… Continue reading Spiritual versus secular education
Dear spirit, Please fill me with the knowledge That there is nothing I need to accomplish, No tests to pass, That I am perfect as I am. Please let me rest in the certainty That I fulfill your purpose merely by existing. Too, please fill my soul with the courage To do the work assigned… Continue reading Dear spirit
Cults, culture, and charismatic leaders
I once dated someone who was a member of an ongoing, intensive support group, and I spent the first half of our relationship trying to persuade her that it was a cult. “You don’t need the group in order to be healthy!” I would tell her, “You don’t need them! Just look at me: I’m… Continue reading Cults, culture, and charismatic leaders