Intriguing thoughts around the decline of the priesthood, rise of social sciences, and the challenge for those who have no need for an irrelevant God out there concept, whose making a list of do’s and don’ts not with followers living their faith.
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National Post | Life

By Alain de Botton, Huffington Post
For centuries in the West, there was a figure in society who fulfilled a function that is likely to sound very odd to modern secular ears. He (there were no she’s in the role) didn’t sell you anything or fulfill any material need, he couldn’t fix your ox cart or store your wheat, he was there to take care of that part of you called rather unusually “the soul,” by which we would understand the psychological inner part, the seat of our emotions and sense of deeper identity. I’m talking about the priest, the stock figure of pre-modern western life, who would accompany you throughout your years, from earliest infancy to your dying breath, attempting to make sure that your soul was in a good state to meet its maker.

Because in many Western countries, the priesthood is now a shadow of its former…

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  1. Dugutigui says:

    Does it make sense to believe in something that doesn’t exist?

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