A thought

A society has to evolve itself without benefitting from vicarious lessons from other societies. Probably because most people don’t effectively learn without first hand experience. As I’m typing this I’m watching a tv programme about american child preachers. It strikes me that with harsh neo-conservatism to the fore, if often appears that much of america hasn’t benefitted from the renaissance. The critical thought and analysis that so enlightened European philosophy and even spirituality has been discarded in favour of simplistic and unquestioning religiosity. There’s little I can think of more disturbing than hundreds of adults hanging on every word of a 7 year old telling them how homosexuality is evil and how all illnesses can be cured by faith. It’s terrifying. Even more so when you have parents making thousands from merchandising. So that’ll be a one way express ticket to the 9th circle for them. 🙂