Surge; or The Push-Me-Pull-You of Movements; or Read This Book

For every thing, there is a season. And a book. Turn turn turn. More from the Krista Tippett book, whose huge spirit has been a beacon these past weeks. Page after page of grace.

This week it is Reza Aslan who provided the quote I’m thinking about. He said, “We have to remember that fundamentalism is a reactionary phenomenon, not an independent one. It is a reaction to the natural progress of society. And so when I see fundamentalism surge, I know that what is really happening is that the natural progress of society is surging. And fundamentalism is reacting to it. I choose to focus on the progress, not the reaction.”

Do yourself a favor and read this book. Krista Tippett, On Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, Penguin Books, 2016.

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