Public/Private (was Re: Where is Julio Pino? on religion)

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Tue Jan 2 21:19:57 MST 2001

>In a _truly, secular& socialist_ society,
>sprituality&religion will be up to individuals.
>This distinction can still be radicalized in
>a secular direction, ie 1) opposing when _religion_ becomes oppressive,
>either  in _state religion_ form or liberal conservative form (sex
>education)  2) opposing when _state_ becomes oppressive of religion.

In that case, "spirituality" & religion won't be up to individuals,
since it is a public (as opposed to private) decision that determines
what is and is not oppressive.  Individuals will simply have a right
to choose among socially approved forms of "spirituality" & religion
-- that's all.


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