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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Indoctrination in guilt and shame

This is a good reason to be against "nice" "moderate" kinds of Christianity such as Roman Catholicism - well, Roman Catholicism in particular. Go and read Miranda Celeste Hale's piece, "A dirty little girl, her head hanging in shame." I don't have a lot to add to it, except to say that this is how the Cult of Misery works in action; this is how it turns the ordinary behaviour of good people into the production of guilt and shame. This is one reason why it's worth our opposition.

1 comment:

Miranda Celeste Hale said...

Thank you so much, Russell