May 31, 2005

Mine No Tomato

Man has a point:

Because the churches have lost the power to stigmatise deviants, their decay has opened the door to a raft of foreign religions and spiritual therapies, and it is now possible for us to cobble together our own spiritual club sandwiches. But, precisely because these are individually tailored products, they do not catch on. What suits my tastes will not match yours. And they are not sustained by a reinforcing community. A world of consumer choice does not produce a shared religion.
(Via Amy Wellborn.)

Of course, you know me--mostly what that paragraph did was make me crave a club sandwich. Mmm, sandwich . . . .

I don't have time to go into my own ideas on the article, and it's one of those that'll interest maybe two of you and repulse the rest, so probably there's no reason for me to link it at all.

I'm throwing it up there on a discuss-or-don't basis anyway, though, because--did I tell you guys this already? I think I did--I'm moving, and the date for that's getting close enough now that I really have no business dinking around on weblogs, my own or others, so this post may be it for awhile.

I just thought I should advise everyone to expect this space to be blank for a week or two. Oh, you all expect that already! Never mind.

Posted by Ilyka at May 31, 2005 11:32 AM in news

"A world of consumer choice does not produce a shared religion."

I just can't imagine why that would distress anyone unless they need some entity in their lives with the "power to stigmatise deviants".

Good luck with the move.

Posted by: Rob at May 31, 2005 11:58 AM

Good luck with the move!

Posted by: Ith at May 31, 2005 06:29 PM