Day: September 9, 2007

Obedience to Rwandan authority, in America

“The bigger reality for us is having to accept the whole concept of obedience, and that is a harder cultural pill to swallow than I realized,” he said. “I’m forced to encounter my own resistance and bias.” Johnson, who was previously a priest in the Episcopal Church, has been under the Rwandan authority since 2004.

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Sigmund Freud’s Moses book

in his last completed book, “Moses and Monotheism,” something new emerges. There Freud, without abandoning his atheism, begins to see the Jewish faith that he was born into as a source of cultural progress in the past and of personal inspiration in the present…..He argues that Judaism helped free humanity from bondage to the immediate empirical world, opening up fresh possibilities for human thought and action.

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