The Great Impertinence (or Belief in God – Rooted in the Past or Evolving into the future?)
This positive and most readable article has been written in an attempt to come to terms with the fact that Western Society is becoming more and more secular in the 21st Century (AD). The Author, Philip Norris wants to spark a newdebate on why this might be. Is this the new “ignorance” borne along by lack of time and many distractions in our societies that has critically eroded our traditional beliefs; bethey be Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Buddhism or Hindu.
This is not a religioustract so please don’t switch off at this point; this israther your way of putting your religious beliefs into a modern perspective that will hopefully endure far into the future. Read on
“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
Arnold Bennett - 1867 - 1931, English writer, novelist and journalist
The above quotation amply illustrates the absolute fact that we always have choices when planning the future, even if it is only to approach the future with a fresh can-do attitude. By all means reflect on the mistakes of the past but do resolve to not make those mistakes going forward. Wise words …….