Leading religious/spiritual lives in a pluralistic, secularist age

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Interesting intellectual lecture and discussion that potentially may interest some here (?). Taylor is a philosopher I appreciate who combines a lot of analysis of history of ideas and sociology to attempt to understand what it means for those (more "modern" and individualistic seekers, traditionalists who are still attached to Christendom, etc.) who live out their religious/spiritual dimension in a secular world where there is a plurality of perspectives (from unbeliever to various forms of belief), unlike olden times where there was only belief, taken for granted as the grounding of life. (The title of the video is misleading; the lecture is only tangentially related to"meditation as one of the practices modern spiritually-minded people adopt to ground their "faith".)

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Interesting question at 1h00 by someone asking how to apply an inter-faith dialogue to dialogue between believers and unbelievers.
Thanks for the video link.  That'll be worth a look later.
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Just in case this might be of some interest to some people here. This one is more just of a discussion, after someone summarizes the philosopher's most influential work, among professors and graduate students at a Duke University political theory seminar, that I find even more interesting. It's a much larger discussion about morality, or what people define as the "spiritual" good in the widest sense ("spiritual" in quotes because that would be true of atheists, agnostics, etc, everybody in fact), and the sources (historical, ontological, etc.) that underpin those notions (that also, in this sense, go to make up our sense of self, our very identity in terms of what we consider valuable) all in the context of the modern, pluralistic age and its complexities and contradictions. A free-ranging discussion that I enjoy.

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I'm over half way through the first video - a little way into the discussions.  It's the most interesting video I have seen in a long time and there's a lot to think about.  In time I'll probably post some thoughts but I want to take time formulating them carefully.  I think a good discussion could come from this topic.
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(2018-06-11, 08:43 AM)Brian Wrote: I'm over half way through the first video - a little way into the discussions.  It's the most interesting video I have seen in a long time and there's a lot to think about.  In time I'll probably post some thoughts but I want to take time formulating them carefully.  I think a good discussion could come from this topic.


Really happy you got so much of it Brian! That’s great to hear.
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