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Thou shalt tolerate other gods

I don’t think there can or should be a going back to the days when spiritual shepherds spoke and human flocks followed. But something needs to do the work today that those five commandments did for centuries. That something needs to transcend our own narrow self-interests and those of our kith and kin. The only credible candidate for that is our common humanity.

Contribution to New Statesman (18-14 January) Ten Commandments feature. (Scroll down)

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