Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Culture Wars

Political correctness or cultural inclusion or something has made religion a forbidden subject in lots or ordinary contexts.  I recognized that the other day when I was looking at a list of books by a children's author.  There were a few about saints.  That made me wonder if that author had been Catholic.  He is now dead, so it wasn't like I was looking to contact him about it.  I just wondered what the context of his culture was.

I didn't do an exhaustive search, but I couldn't find it.  I could find his parent's careers and who were his siblings and where he went to school. but no mention was made of religious affiliation.  Maybe he had none.  But, he wrote about the saints!  He had to have some kind of relationship with God.  If I really care, I will have to search harder to find out who this author was and where philosophically he was coming from.

In the context of inclusion and acceptance and whatever, religion and how it might affect someone is largely excluded.  If a person doesn't put it out there, so to speak, religion is ignored.  By ignoring the core beliefs of a person, I wonder how that person can really be understood?

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