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from the carpe-deus dept.
There's been a lot of talk that the selection of Joseph Lieberman as Democratic Vice Presidential nominee is a sign that religious awareness is returning to the mainstream. Since this is a relatively inclusive vision of religion (compared to the retro fundamentalism of the Republicans), it might be a positive development for Thelema, Lieberman's moralistic attitude notwithstanding.
To clarify: 20th century American spirituality was largely the movement away from traditional Christianity toward secular humanism. This was followed by an attempt to revisit the Christian worldview of the past on one hand (fundamentalism), and an upsurge of alternate religions on the other (the New Age, Wicca, Paganism, Buddhism, "progressive" Christianity, etc.).
Thelema has been a small part of this latter trend so far. If we are at the beginning of a second, more mainstream, wave of this trend, how do we make the most of it?
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