drumdude wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:32 pm
MG 2.0 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:28 pm
They have. There are many examples.
The question is, “Where do they lead one to?”
Many of these movements are transitory and have political goals and objectives. And then what?
Like I said, nothing comes close to religion yet. I wouldn’t consider any of those transitory political movements the same as Christianity. Christianity has proven to transcend them.
It’s possible that Christianity morphs into something similar to secular Judaism.
Do secular Jews meet together oft in a community and learn from and serve each other? In an organizational sort of way?
It is organizations that tend to be the ‘glue’ that keep communities of common belief together.
I would agree with you that Christianity seems to have a ‘leg up’ on keeping the faith together as communities that serve and support one another.
Maybe because Christianity and other successful religious systems see themselves, on the whole, as being non-transitory, or temporary, and see themselves as transitioning
into something greater that transcends this life.
That may be the glue that is missing from environmental movements, sports leagues, and all the rest of the ‘secular’ religions.