Love: The Basis for a Renewed Democracy   Leave a comment

This article by Lyle Young was published in the January 2, 2022 issue of the the Christian Science Sentinel.

Over the centuries,  political philosophers developed the theory that democracy is a social pact in which people, for their own good, submit themselves to collective decision-making. But even the strongest of democracies needs constant renewal. How can this be accomplished?  … The book of First John in the Bible says that God is Love. … Since our origin, our Father-Mother, is divine Love and infinite Spirit, it’s our nature to be loving and spiritual. This means that the aggressive language sometimes used in politics, the virulent attacks, and the tendency to think of those whose policies we oppose as enemies, are not only profoundly anti-democratic but also profoundly alien to our true selves. (Read the full text)

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