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Jul 14, 2021

In a culture with few moral narratives or frameworks—and in which there is increasing doubt that that human life can have any true purpose or meaning at all—a huge void is created. This void is increasingly filled by a morality of rule-keeping which, while giving us a sense of purpose and community, often fails to give us a sense of real meaning. Morality-by-rule-keeping, while inviting us to check boxes, does not necessarily demand internal transformation. In fact, far from demanding that we become good, it may in fact lead us to become morally confused and rigidly dogmatic. This episode is part 1 of 3 and explores this moral confusion and dogmatism. The next episode will explore the phenomenon of hypocrisy hunting and virtue signaling.