The Benedict Option…


Modern society is growing more and more atheistic. Let’s not fool ourselves: People who are (honestly and essentially) religious are becoming a minority. Religion is having less and less impact on modern society, which believes that being “progressive” is more important than upholding the values which helped western civilization rise.

The only option left seems to be the “Benedict Option”: Leave society, enclose yourself in small groups which uphold the true religious values which are the foundations of our civilization and cherish these values for as long as it takes until society needs them again. (as Benedict did when the Roman Empire fell from the barbarians and the darkness came: he held up his Christian values alone with some people who followed him, until these values were needed again and became the yeast of the civilization which came after the barbarians)

In times of darkness, holding the flame alive is the only possible option…

Trust this darkness.

Embrace it.

It is the best advertisement for Light.

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Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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