Build a better world

“Those who seek to build a better world without God are those who, trusting in money, power, technology and organization, deride the spiritual strength of faith and love and fix all their hopes on a huge monolithic society, having a monopoly over all power, all production, and even over the minds of its members. But to alienate the spirit of man by subjecting him to such monstrous indignity is to make injustice and violence inevitable. By such means we may indeed increase economic production but in doing so we will only make the world worse.”

From Disputed Questions by Thomas Merton

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About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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2 Responses to Build a better world

  1. Paula says:

    it is so refreshing to read your blog again, Don after several hectic days…:-)…thanks for being you.

  2. Don says:

    Thank you. I’m glad you’re back. I thought you were upset with me for being judgemental. Like my “alter ego” Winnie the Pooh, “I am a bear of small brain and long words bother me.” 🙂

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