|Re: "Christian CoHousing"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Cowley (scowleyaclis.lib.utah.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 10:28:46 -0500|
What is "christian" about "christian cohousing" ? Indeed, what is "cohousing" about "christian cohousing" ? This sounds like the "vegan" cohousing we had discussed last spring. Don't you get it ? Cohousing is not just another utopian commune movement. Sure, we are an "intentional" community. But the historical cohousing movement principles of _Diversity_, Cooperation, a concern for the land we occupy and use, and especially an attempt to create a Humanizing force at a neighborhood level which evolves away from the the existing capitalist system (a system which continues to embrace war and christian religion as vehicles to enforce its principles of waste and exploitation) are much broader than a community representing such a single belief system. As always, we must fight to avoid sinking to our lowest common denominator: An idyllic, gated golf course community of like-minded, well-off American isolationists.
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