6 Replies to “Solstice meditation”

  1. Lovely and interesting, though of course there are still people (not very many writers, admittedly) in our country participating in ceremonies of sacrifice and renewal on Sunday mornings (with not a “god who eats” but one who is eaten.)

    1. Yes, but as a nation we are increasingly told that we should indulge ourselves; the language of collective sacrifice is virtually absent from our politics. I am not sure what the statistics are on deists who think it normal to restrict their communication with deity to petitionary prayer, and never give it anything in return, but I suspect they are a pretty large proportion. After all, you’re talking about a people who expect to pay nothing in taxes and yet enjoy a full range of social services.

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