Connected stories about anti-Muslim events. Importance of personal responsibility. Finding common ground.
The Mark of Cain This first and second business is really quite old: Cain was the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who were farmers, already ejected from the Garden of Eden before he was born. Second-born son Abel comes along, a shepherd, and pleases God. Cain can’t figure out why God prefers Abel’s offerings,Continue reading “The Fear of Being Second: The Political Is Personal”
Being SecondBeing DefiledBeing SeenBeing VulnerableBeing JudgedBeing PunishedBeing MortalBeing ImmortalBeing Annihilated Here they are, right up front. The fears of: Being Second Being Defiled Being Seen Being Vulnerable Being Judged Being Punished Being Mortal Being Immortal Being Annihilated The Roots of The Great American Fears My earliest notes on the subject of what I call “TheContinue reading “The Great American Fears”