07 April 2011

A life of sanctity

An individual could try to live an honorable life on his own but without his belonging to a society that honors honorablity (a) it is a losing proposition; and (b) it misses the point, which is that honor is not an individual virtue but one that needs to be promoted nation-wide. 
In the end, to live honorably in a dishonorable world is to live in exile like the Jews who could not perform consecrated acts authentically but only in the surreal space of 'as if.' 
It is not clear how one could live a life of sanctity as an isolated individual.

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