Friday, June 20, 2008


I mentioned in the post below my interest in 19th Century Freethought and its emphasis on secularising religious forms of thought. I have often illustrated this with the theology of dieting - reaching the salvation of thinness through a struggle with sin and temptation. Now George Szirtes has raised a much more important example, the narrative surrounding global warming. Can we escape a theological understanding or does the necessity of action compel us to act out a morality play? I cannot answer, but George makes us think about the links between language, understanding and action.

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