I'm defining the modern mind as anyone who thinks a little more than the European Enlightenment and modernity have been on balance beneficial or simply a fact in itself but who believes positively that the present has nothing to learn from the past and the past should be dead and buried.
- What is your view of religion? If you condemn it do you condemn it all equally or discriminate between religions or seperate denominations within a single religion?
- What do you consider the legacies of religion? Are they all negative?
- Could the cultural or other innovations of modernity have emerged without religion? If even only as a foil to discussion?
- Can wonder, awe and mystery exist without superstition and prejudice?
- Does the secular have any definition of the sacred? Can it be generalised? Does it or can it embody any universal principles?
- Is secular culture or society any more or less prone to what you consider erroneous or detestable in the past? If so why?
- How do you think modernity can or will reproduce itself one generation after another? Is the traditional the enemy of modernity or is it seeking to embody itself in alternative traditions to those it rejects?
- Do these questions have any meaning for your daily life? Do the seem abstract or would the influence your judgement on a daily basis?
- Finally, do you think that modernity owes more or less to Thinking, Feeling, Judging or Percepting? Or what combination of them? Which serves it best and which traits do you think in contrast served the past better?