Trauma can bring change, and often change is commensurate with the trauma

Trauma can bring change, and often change is commensurate with the trauma

The Evolution of God P. 173

Trauma can bring change, and often change is commensurate with the trauma. If your car is totaled because you drove after drinking, you may vow never to drink again. If your son is killed because you drove after drinking, a whole new level of reorientation is called for: you may launch a campaign against drunk driving, and you may decide that this campaign is your mission, your calling. Exilic thinkers in Babylon had suffered a trauma that was more like losing a son than losing a car. They needed a paradigm that could both explain their suffering and transmute it into good, a paradigm that could forge a new religious commitment with ultimate redemptive power. “

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