Seems to be a disconnect between the title of the article and the content. I agree with the message however.
It doesn't take a village to raise a child. It takes a mommy and a daddy - on the other hand - the sense of community is derived from familial connections and who we are in the community is based on our sense of self which we derive from our familial connections.
None of this has anything to do with politics, nor are politicians capable of replacing the family unit with any degree of success.
Didn't Aristotle say something like this in his Politics? "We're all hard-wired to be creatures of the village." And the decision and efforts of the Church to keep our wards from becoming mega-congregations suggest there is something inspired about scale.
I am sure some members still gag at the notion that "it takes a village" (primarily BECAUSE Mrs Clinton popularized it). I wonder where they park their partisan nastiness when they drop their kids off at primary, Sunday school, or YM/YW? That is PURE child-rearing by a village.
Well said. I learned a new word "communitarian" and I like it.
I think we present the "All's well in Zion (or at least in my realm)" facade because we fear what others will think of us because we are not perfect or in tune or up to an impossible standard that we have set for ourselves and cannot meet. We then think if our neighbors or ward members or friends will not like or accept us with our failings, how can God? That line of thinking makes us leave the fold and wander off into forbidden paths and fields.
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