Yea, verily I say unto you be kind, respectful, and loving toward thine own self, thine own helpers and servers and protectors, thine own kin and friends and relations, thine own species and kindred species, and thine own home and home world. Or, basically, don’t be an asshole, wipe your ass, and help everyone clean up once in a while.
I came across a terrific article on the decline of religiosity, the advancement of anti-secretism, and our position in this historical flow.
This is my favorite quote:
If we are lucky—if human health and security continue to rise and spread around the globe—churches might evolve into humanist communities and social clubs, dedicated to good works, with distinctive ceremonies and disappearing doctrine, except for a scattering of reclusive sects marked by something like institutional paranoia.
You can read the entire article here:
Get thee out of the nunnery, Ophelia! Get out there and do something good in the world.