Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Paradox


There's a paradox about the evangelical, religious right in America. On the one hand they have a problem with evolution and yet on the other they tend to practice red-in-tooth-and-claw, Devil-take-the-hindmost, Darwinian survival of the fittest, which in itself is not very Christian. Sometimes I think they removed themselves from the evolutionary process several centuries back.


The quote above if often attributed to Darwin, but he never actually wrote it. That said, it is nonetheless very true.

Was listening to an interview with Alan Bennett last night and he used the phrase: "The drift to the right that comes with age." Now that is so true. I wonder whether it's the increasing rate of social change that causes that - the older you get the more you want things to remain as they were when you were young, hence the more conservative your outlook becomes, and  change has never been so fast.


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