What if we all decided to follow the advice of just about every spiritual tradition, as well as some secular humanist traditions? What if we all agreed to live frugally, acquiring only what we need to live a life of meaning and service to humanity? All hell would break loose. Capitalism would implode. A capitalist…… Continue reading Frugal Living is Counter-Cultural
We have to stop looking at the food bank as a place that keeps the destitute alive — keeps them out of sight over there, so we can feel good about ourselves over here. We have to stop looking at food bank recipients as society’s lost souls, cast aside with little left to contribute to…… Continue reading More Than Food Banks
As I was writing my secular rant on profit, I watched a TED talk by Krista Tippett on all the meanings and manifestations of compassion. I admire Krista in her podcast, On Being — and her lecture reminded me that I’m taking too long to tackle the first topic on any truly spiritual agenda. Compassion…… Continue reading Is Compassion Allowed?