The emphasis we have on fact means we cannot cope with the idea of a true fictional story. 'Fictional truth' or 'narrative truth' is just an oxymoron. Hence the confusion with Genesis.
This past week I have been listening extensively to 'The Sacred' Podcast on the recommendation of my colleague Naomi. The premise of the podcast is that understanding another's 'sacred' values can lead to more productive public discussion. Each episode is a conversation with someone about their values and thoughts on public discussion. Why is good public … Continue reading On Disagreeing Well 2.0
A constant for unconstants
I ask, "Is anyone here wearing one green and one orange shoelace?" and a very tell and shy girl will raise her hand, and I will say, "Honey Bear? You are loved and chosen. As is, here and now and always. This is a come as you are system." The girl (who had just gotten arrested for drunk and disorderly) smiled, blushed, and dipped her head like a swan.