precarious American experiment
this is about the 1/2 way point of a 3 day weekend, and it looks to be a long one 🙂 attended a class and heard some excellent lectures from Os Guinness, who shared from a social-scientist’s perspective on history and the current situation of America.. he argued persuasively for America’s founding fathers’ intent for a civil society with a plurality of ideas, where people could hold strong convictions and also show strong civility.. that there’s a triangular dynamic between freedom, virtue, and faith.. given the current stream of conscience and political correctness, the latter 2 of the 3 are in serious jeopardy, and that potentially means the whole American experiment could cave in. He didn’t say that, but that’s my extrapolation and embellishment. I appreciated his perspectives that was seasoned with long-term history of civilizations, which frankly is lacking in society at large, and more tragically, lacking in our key leaders and institutions. Part of that is driven by the pace of change and technology, and I’m of the opinion that people have to discern through the information glut of the present now, but also the collective past.