Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
    scr.im/rwld

  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

The Truth Will Set Us Free: Take 1 (with a Valium)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on April 24, 2012

The book of Hebrews opens with a statement that lies at the foundation of life:

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

People often tell me they will start reading Signpostings when I become more focused on good news than bad news.

The attached article is a description of the declining faith of Americans in each other.

This appears to be bad news, which it is, but it is rooted in good news. The good news is that there is a way forward for ourselves and for the nation. It does not rest primarily with our political or religious leaders.

It never has.

It rests with us.

What needs to be done cannot be done alone. It can only be done with each other.

Are we willing to take the responsibility to begin to work with each other and walk toward greater peace and justice?

The rWorld (the relational world) is the future. It is the only way forward. It always has been.

The truth is the first step to freedom.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/features/restoration-calls/in-nothing-we-trust-20120419?print=true

The war is not over, no battle have we won–beneath the layers of lies we live–i suffer by my own hands–but i am to blind to See–behind closed doors the government hides me–i am silence, society is sickened–the naked truth, show yourself to me–the Naked truth, the eternal cover up–believe in me, for you have no other choice–for i have no race, color or greed–for in Nothing, in nothing we trust–for in nothing we trust–i suffer by my own hands–but i am to blind to see–but i am to blind to See–the war is over, the government hides me–as i am silenced, society is sickened–the naked truth, show yourself to me–the Naked truth, the eternal cover up–believe in me for you have no other choice–for i have no race, color or greed–for in Nothing, in nothing we trust–for in nothing, in nothing we trust.

In Nothing We Trust by Morta Skuld from Surface (1997)

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