• Christopher Tanner

Your God Is Not My God

Life Weavings

Civilizational struggle is often based on the notion that one or another group doesn’t share in the other’s values and thus warfare or other forms of struggle are about one value overcoming another. This way of looking at civilizational conflict is far more about self-promotion than providing any analytical power. Values do not demand a particular action, they are identifiers for actions already taken. Community is a value, but it would be strange indeed for a person who feels that value from going to a local meet-up to tell the person who feels it at their local church that what they’re feeling is not only wrong, but not a proper or accurate manifestation of community. Now, the fact that some people actually do declare these types of things gets us to the point, the portrayal of struggle as one of the promotion of a set of values against the absence of those…

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