Where did you find the term secular interfaith Snoops?
So secular interfaith would be an example of relativism usually ascribed to the members of the "green meme" (spiral dynamics)
This new Christmas slogan would be classic
Ads proclaiming, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake," will appear on Washington buses starting next week and running through December.
The American Humanist Association unveiled the provocative $40,000 holiday ad campaign Tuesday.
"Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace." Simone Weil
I actually meant the green meme as used in Spiral Dynamics Nick. Its an interesting model, been around since the 70's.
Its a little difficult for some to grasp, but I find it as useful a model as Kohlberg's Maslow's and Gilligan's models respectively.
Spiral Dynamics Integral - Dr Don Beck
A rudimentary explanation, but essentially correct Nick. Funny thing about the model, it never got as popular as some of the others for some reason. Going back to the work of Clare Graves was helpful for me as Don Beck tweaked the model a bit.
Like any model, it can only be of use as a tool. It isn't nor was it intended to be a tool for transcendence, just a model to understand the rather broad brush of sociological interaction. In that it does quite well. Of course if one has no interest in sociology I suppose it would seem dull.
Before Maslow died he did add self-transcendence to his pyramid if that helps any. Many people eschew the use of models because it smacks of hierarchy which it is my understanding was never the intent. Similar to Ken Wilber's model of all lines all quadrants: Integral model.
Yes exactly so. I also enjoy listening to Brother David Steindl Rast. He was a friend of Thomas Merton.
Only small minds would consider them so Nick. I have read much of the dialogues between Merton and DT Suzuki and enjoyed it immensely.
Merton met him back in the days before he allowed himself to venture too far from accepted doctrine. Suzuki once told him "Tom, if you ever want to understand Zen, you must study Eckhart" Of couse then Eckhart was still off limits for a "good" Catholic, according to Merton.