Society and looters and rioters - Renzo and Joe
Aug. 21st, 2011
04:35 pm - Society and looters and rioters
persevero and I went to schul yesterday.
Interesting sermon given by one of the intellectual heavyweights of our synagogue.
The theme was about how the structure of Jewish society would probably contribute to a sense of belonging, a set of rules to abide by, a calendar of events to be involved in, etc.. Probably the same is true of most religions, or for that matter other social groupings, such as theatrical societies, sports organisations etc. These communities represent a local and personal version of "society", the absence of which may, amongst some people involved in the riots, have paid a part in their behaviour.
Please do not get me wrong, I am not advocating religion, mine or anyone else's, as a cure for society's ills.