Notes by Tony Artino
Wednesday, May 31, 1967
It is so that religion is a cultural-social phenomena as well as a personal experience. But even if one is concerned with societal ills within religion or other aspects of social life, religion should be through and through personal.
One should not follow the dictates of his culture like a docile sheep; but it is also unhealthy to feel disdain for one’ society, and just to mouth noble platitudes while neglecting one’s own real problem. If a man acts upon his notions of the “correct society” without working to solve his own dilemmas, he adds to his own and the society’s problems.