By Andrew Brookes
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Religion has gone into retail and what we now have is one huge spiritual supermarket. One can walk up and down the aisles picking and mixing according to taste. Or, to use Peter Berger’s metaphor, the sacred canopy no longer covers us all; at best we might have sacred umbrellas. Someone might stand under your umbrella with you for a while, but more normally that sacred umbrella – the personalised, privatised and individualised religion – only adds to our sense of isolation. Even if it only covered a small community, I hoped to crawl back under that sacred canopy to see how much religion really is communal, and how much it is always, necessarily, private.
Tolerance as it’s conceived today is really about serving two or more masters, or none at all. It’s vague, predicated on being noncommittal. It borders on chaos because we’re building communities, if they can be called that, which have nothing in common. Our universalism is based on difference, on my identity being different from yours. We delight in diversity to such an extent that it becomes the only definition for what unites us. What appears to its proponents rather mystical appears to most of us insanely vacuous.
I miss them and wonder if they’re happier than the rest of us. Maybe they really are where it’s at. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m constantly complaining. I’ve turned ranting into my default pastime. I go red in the face when a booking is forgotten or the courier doesn’t come. I’m constantly miffed about something. And, after years like this, I realise that I’ve been living without gratitude. I’m not obliged to anyone and, as a result, I’ve lost any sense of oblige. Our society now bears all the scars of decades of failure to teach those gentle virtues of gratitude and obligation.
Air War over Russia by Andrew Brookes