My short essay on religion and postmodernism, titled “Is Nothing Sacred?,” is now up at The First Day. Here’s an excerpt:
Because we live in a world where so many different cultures live side-by-side, we’ve been forced to realize that we all use different stories, for lack of a better word, to make sense of the world and that, really, none of those stories is any better than the others at doing the job. Moreover, the very fact that we live in a world with multiple civilizations, each with its own set of myths and assumptions with respect to what’s “good,” “normal,” and “beautiful” means that we can no longer discuss these terms without placing them in quotation marks to indicate that their definitions depend on context.
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