In a recent essay about my time at Harvard Divinity School, I argued that a culture of lazy pluralism dominates life at the school. At HDS, I suggested, it’s legitimate to ask any question you like of religion – except the two that matter most.
Recently I posted an essay about my experiences at Harvard Divinity School. In particular, I argued that because HDS is so concerned with making its students feel comfortable, intellectual and ethical standards suffer.
During my second year at Harvard Divinity School, I listened to a classmate describe a challenge she’d experienced as a Sunday school teacher. She had planned a lesson on Noah and the Ark; instead of listening, her students galloped around the room, knocking things over and making a mess. My first reaction was “Good!”
Can Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity help us understand OCD? In this episode, I yap about tension and resistance, matter and gravity, Newton and Euclid, Adam and Eve, right and wrong, and Chinese finger traps.
OCD manifests in a million weird ways – including the tendency to apologize, ad nauseum, for things that never happened. And at a deeper level, that’s what OCD is: an endless apology to myself for being who I am.