Jimmeh (born_stubborn) wrote,

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"Progressive Spirituality"

Finally, after all this time, I find someone who can help me integrate my spritual and political beliefs together. Finally, a voice outside the mainstream that doesn't reek of fundamentalist hooey. He's Rabbi Michael Lerner, and he's on a mission. Take a look:

"I'm pro-gay and pro-choice, and I think that that kind of anti-gay and anti-choice strategy is a nonstarter politically because it presents the Democrats as being the opposite of what most Dems really are.

On the contrary, I think we should be articulating a values perspective of a radical sort, what I call a New Bottom Line for America, and then arguing strongly for it. Our New Bottom Line: Institutions should be judged efficient, rational and productive not only to the extent that they maximize money and power (The Old Bottom Line) but also to the extent that they generate love and caring for others, generosity and kindness, ecologically sensitive behavior, ethical awareness, and enhance our capacities to respond to the universe with awe and wonder at the grandeur of creation.

We should be talking in that kind of language, a language that transcends the normal discourse of the Left and the Right and reaches to the highest aspirations of the human soul."

Enjoy the whole article. I've gotta go to work.
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