lovers and spiritual communities come and go
A man who is very committed to our church parish said to me yesterday, friends are still more important to him than church. He said something like: church communities come and go, but friends will always be there. I think this is a very wise attitude. I guess it applies to all “religious/spiritual” commitments: they are not as important as spending time with the people you share your life with.
(I just realise that that’s what other people say about lovers: that friends are more important because lovers come and go, but friends will always be friends.)
Mimetic behaviour doesn’t seem to work when it comes to telling my friends how revealing René Girard’s ideas are for me.
Go here for an introduction to René Girards thoughts. It’s about religion, violence, sacrifice and the scapegoat mechanism.
Oder hier auf Deutsch über mimetisches Verhalten und die Spiegelneuronen.