Post by Graham
One of the endearing traits of Unitarianism is that its followers are always inclined to think the best of people, not the worst. They are not hung-up on sin, believing everyone is essentially wicked, but think rather that all people carry a touch of the divine within them which is frequently revealed in their interaction with others.
I myself fully subscribe to the latter view, and yet I find nowadays more and more people are wary of their fellow men and women. Whether in this age of unnatural fears the media have contributed largely to this attitude is debatable, but what is not questionable is its existence.Why else would young mothers drive their children to school, even in a village like my own, instead of letting them walk a few hundred yards to the school`s gate ? Why else would our local recreation ground, where my own children spent many happy hours playing when they were young, be deserted even on school holidays ? I admit the computer has much to answer for in this regard, but the main reason for so few children being left out alone is surely the fear on the part of the parents as to what might happen to their precious offspring, should they meet an evil predator.
Being Told ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
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