Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Upside of the Covid-19 pandemic? The wisdom of the seventh principle needs broader distribution and appreciation.
In spite of our rather boastful talk about progress, and our pride in the gadgets of civilization, there is, I think, a growing suspicion — indeed, perhaps an uneasy certainty — that we have been sometimes a little too ingenious for our own good. . . . We are beginning to wonder whether our power to change the face of nature should not have been tempered with wisdom for our own good, and with a greater sense of responsibility for the welfare of generations to come.
Perhaps the world would be better if they joined in the UU Covenant to affirm and promote a respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are just a part. Is this the "wisdom" to which Rachel Carson refers?
Will this wisdom be one of the positive things that might arise in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic? What role will Unitarian Universalism play in this elevation of consciousness?