The Strange Persistence of Guilt - an Essay by David Brooks NYT

I draw your attention to an excellent cultural piece written by author and journalist, David Brooks as published in the New York Times last week. The moral dance the church, politics and secularism plays is every evolving and heating up.

Read the article HERE

American life has secularized and grand political ideologies have fallen away, but moral conflict has only grown. In fact, it’s the people who go to church least — like the members of the alt-right — who seem the most fervent moral crusaders.

We’re living in an age of great moral pressure, even if we lack the words to articulate it. In fact, as Wilfred McClay points out in a brilliant essay called “The Strange Persistence of Guilt” for The Hedgehog Review, religion may be in retreat, but guilt seems as powerfully present as ever.