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WITH CURRENT POLITICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXAMPLES,
AND HISTORICAL CASE STUDIES IN WITCH-HUNTING,
THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH IMPEDING SCIENCE,
AND THE REJECTION OF GEOLOGIC TIME & EVOLUTION
OVERVIEW OF THE IDEA OF CULTURAL INSANITY (from Part One)
The concept of cultural insanity provides a better way of understanding much of what is wrong in our society and in the world today—and how it got that way—and suggests some ways to improve it. And it offers the mind a path to see reality more accurately.
Although the focus here is on cultures and cultural change, be forewarned: Where our own culture is involved, we and all other individuals in our society are party to it, yet largely blind to it, and to varying extents partake of at least some of its madnesses. Accordingly, correctly grasping the idea of cultural insanity will reveal some ways to improve one’s self-understanding and oneself generally.
Cultural insanity is characterized foremost by features of a society/culture that unnecessarily thwart the development of human potential.
In more democratic societies, both improvements in society and cultural insanities arise not only from top-down efforts by leaders but from the masses of people, in the latter case most typically by way of partly organized subcultures. “Members” of subcultures are not blind to their differences with the culture at large, but sometimes they try to impose through laws their version of the “way, the truth, and the life” or its secular equivalents—and thus to spread whatever good they may offer along with any associated cultural insanities.
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Click HERE for an introduction to Parts Two through Four.
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Click HERE for Part Three
Click HERE for Part Four
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