Saturday, May 26, 2007

Community as and for the Future

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Contrary to my previous culturally conditioned interpretation of the word “community,” I now see our most important philosophically and spiritually based relationships as the only ground upon which conscious or intentional evolution can actually occur. Without being deeply connected with others in a conscious commitment to a shared ideal, there is no way that we will be able to create any kind of future that we are going to want to live in!
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At 1:36 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

Community is such a tricky word. It is the stuff of some of our best dreams and worst nightmares. It is a "tragic ideal", it is an impossible possibility, it's the perpetual already/not yet.

Can we learn, as Catherine Keller asks, to love the life we have rather than feeling like failures for not achieving our utopian ideals of community? Is community anything but idealization of a dream?

Thanks for posting this bit - makes me want to go out and buy the magazine issue since it's all about community.


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