private faith – do not try this away from home!


[Privatization] makes the private sphere of my life increasingly important. Wait till I get back to my house get out of my uniform and into my jeans—then you’ll see what I’m really like. The private arena is where bureaucracy cannot touch me. But one of the consequences of this cleavage between public and private life is that religion has been consigned to the private sphere. Watch whatever you want on TV, believe whatever you want, do whatever you want on Sunday; but please—don’t talk about it in the boardroom, the staff room, the university lecture hall! Don’t bring it up at work; don’t discuss it at a sporting event. That’s rude, that’s insensitive, that’s the public arena; just keep it private.

Loving God with All You’ve Got, p. 85 Sunder Krishnan

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