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Mormons... are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command. Mary Douglas#Equality 68
Mary Douglas#Equality 68
Enclave life becomes very tense, Even when they do elect a leader, the factions remain, with the threat of splitting off. Mary Douglas#Becomes 68
Mary Douglas#Becomes 68
Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other. Mary Douglas#Blame 67
Mary Douglas#Blame 67
Any great organization can go through sectarian phases. Mary Douglas#Organization 64
Mary Douglas#Organization 64
If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. Mary Douglas#Change 61
Mary Douglas#Change 61
Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other. Mary Douglas#Equality 60
Mary Douglas#Equality 60
Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say! Mary Douglas#Dashed 58
Mary Douglas#Dashed 58
It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society. The community makes God into the image it wants, vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just, and so on. Mary Douglas#Society 58
Mary Douglas#Society 58
It seems true that the growth of science and secularism made organized Christianity feel under threat. Mary Douglas#Science 55
Mary Douglas#Science 55
I have increasingly, over the years, felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good. Mary Douglas#Religion 46
Mary Douglas#Religion 46
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