Time has come for some heavy lifting. We have identified our goals and addressed the fundamentals. Now we turn our attention to challenges that many people never master or even address. Honesty is prime among them. The human animal has a remarkable capacity for deception and self-deception. If you dare to point out that someone is not being honest, you are likely to be dismissed as a crank. In politics, people often are inclined to support the candidate who tells them what they wish to hear at the price of the truth. This state of affairs is not conducive to human well-being in the long term and may not even be compatible with the survival of most of the human race.
In a vision of an ideal future, children would be trained in a sound system of values from an early age, based on a commitment to the worth and dignity of all persons. Until now, the domination of religion by theology has made this unattainable. Perhaps one day that will change.Be the first to comment