Theology/Religion

Deadly sin: Worship without Sacrifice

Today I was reading a blog article by Chuck Waterfield of MFTransparency (full disclosure: I am employed by MFTransparency). The article references Gandhi’s Seven Deadly Social Sins:

  1. Politics without principle
  2. Wealth without work
  3. Commerce without morality
  4. Pleasure without conscience
  5. Education without character
  6. Science without humanity
  7. Worship without sacrifice

That last one got me thinking about René Girard’s mimetic theory, which directly involves the concepts of worship and sacrifice. Did Gandhi understand the mimetic theory?

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