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The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
[Oct. 10 ] Week 1: Intro-Chapter 1
[Oct. 17 ] Week 2: Chapters 2-3
[Oct. 24 ] Week 3: Chapter 4
[Oct. 31 ] Week 4: Chapter 5 + Epilogue
[Nov. 7 ] Week 5: Chapter 6
[Nov. 14 ] Week 6: Chapter 7 +Epilogue
[Nov. 21 ] Week 7: Chapters 8-9
[Nov. 28 ] Week 8: Chapter 10+Epilogue
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Today we discuss Chapter 2, “Looking to the West”. In it we find that not only is communism a religion, but Christianity, specifically Christianity of the West, may be the only hope for those ravaged by communism and its Method. The question for Westerners today is the same as it was in 1951: are we looking for freedom per se, or are we looking for freedom with a purpose?
We as humans like to be liked. We naturally seek the good of being within a community. But what happens when being in community requires one to go along with dangerous ideas, to swallow the pill of Murti Bing?