Awakening Faith in an Alternative Future Part 3

Below is the next part of the commentary on my presentation to the national SOFiA conference .....and here again is the link to the full presentation:

Why do we operate in this mechanical manner so often? C.S Lewis used the phrase "The Allure of the Inner Circle" to offer a reason. He said that if you have ever walked into a room where there are already two people present and talking, and those two people stop talking as you enter and stare at you, then you have felt the allure of the inner circle. In other words it is the desire at that moment to not be yourself but to take on other characteristics (probably false characteristics) in order to be "included." Lewis went on to say that if you look back at those moments of your life of which you are least proud, all of them will be driven by the allure of the inner circle. Whether that is strictly true or not, it suggests a tendency in humanity (or some parts of humanity) to abandon our authentic path – a path that asks questions about "who am I and what’s my part to play here?" and "how do I allow others to be authentic too?" – and instead adopt false and rote (old) solutions for the sake of momentary inclusion.

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