|shared beliefs/religion||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIHUBVX.CIS.UMN.EDU)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Jun 94 12:38 CDT|
Kevin Wolf wrote: I think that co-housers may become, over time, more like native tribes in which a clear cultural set of beliefs, philosophies, rituals, practices and tenets become dominant and eventually imbued in the subconscious fiber of all who live there. May take 50 years but looking at tribes around the world shows a similar trend. ====================================================================== In that context, I would like to strongly recommend to those of you who like fictional exploration of such issues, Ursula LeGuin's book The Dispossesed.(one of my favorites.) It shows the way beliefs consciously taught in a society ( in this case, an anrchist utopia) are played out, and struggled with - and differences between what is said and what is lived. Let me know what you think, if you would. (The society, by the way, is built on shared ownership - only common meals, etc). RE: religion Our experience at Monterey Cohousing agrees with the last few responses re religion - we have a wide diversity of religious and spiritual practice/belief. I think the issue is *not* diversity of belief but acceptance and respect for differing beliefs - I know I have a hard time with folks who "know the only right way". I just got Lynn's post - she speaks my mind. Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, (MoCoCo) Twin Cities Area, Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota e-mail: baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu
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