And it was always so. Can we say "Holy Roman Empire" boys and girls? Diana
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Subject: Re: Eliot and Unitarianism
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 11:42:58 +0300
Just a thought CR but so true - all down hill after the founders. All religions are violent as they seek to impose their beliefs on others. In the present day there is an alarming example. Sometimes here is like living in a time warpMike -KSA----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">cr mittalSent: Friday, September 22, 2006 10:55 PMSubject: Re: Eliot and UnitarianismThe human mind is so divisive; only Imagination hamonizes, synthesizes,and unites/fuses into one.I find all religions so pure and good in their beginnings.But, once institutionalized, they bifurcate, further and further.There is no end to the division.Just a thought -- rather naive, maybe.~ CR
Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Every religion including that of forest mystics has a political dimension that usually erupts in violence against "non-believers." Plus ca change, plus ca la meme chose, as recent events bear out.Marcia Karp wrote:
> And, too, if "his leanings go back several years" before 1925, what is
> the special limiting significance of the year 1925?
Carrol wrote: I can't answer your interesting question -- but I have a wild
speculation. The General Strike of 1926 may just have shook him as a
huge demonstration shook Arnold (leading to his book _Culture and
Anarchy_). Eliot's conversion always seemed as much political as
"spiritual" in any case -- just as the Church of England had originated
in a political act. Seeing his religion as politically grounded would be
one gloss on the strange role of Mary Stuart and Charles I in 4Q.
Moreover, while the Christianity of his later works is new, his
cultural/social/political perspectives, his obsession with order, change
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