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    • dana
    • 15.01.07 | 13:18 (IST)

    My favorite topic. I get to comment again on the irreversible movement towards a more global culture, where people can redefine their affinities according to a system that places the highest value on survival of the best in our species. Rather than a narrow identification with a particular tribe, people will form new groups based on shared interests, ideas and inclinations. In this new world, all the orthodox of all religions are in one group. I do see a greater proximity between say, devout mormons and orthodox jews than between religious Jew and a secular one. Religion is already shaping up as the great divider. To me, the Grand Rabbi in Israel and Iran's grand ayatollah have much in common. On the other side, there will be the rest of us, who are all to happy to assimilate amongst ourselves. Doesn't mean people will not preserve customs. But it does mean that there will be new values which religions did not accomodate before, such as assigning much higher value to other species.

    from the article: A Jew is not a number
    First published 00:00 15.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.01.07
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