Coordinates of Deep Ecology
The rapid race of technological change, the dominance of huge, impersonal institutions, and the bewildering complexity of modern society has left many individuals feeling adrift, isolated, and lacking any sense of meaning or purpose to their lives. They are surrounded with satellite television, radio, e-mail, computer networking, fax machines, and of course the Internet. There is a profusion of data, but very little knowledge that connects people. The modern man of the XXI century chooses his preferred beliefs in a pluralistic world. He is more like a nomad, that hardly defines his live travelling. Everyone is free to adopt and abandon the symbolic content of religious systems that they like. This is the transition from world religions to something that can be defined as "personal religion", to this type of religiosity, in which individuals construct their own conceptual system. Such kind of belief seems to be the hallmark of modern societies. Young people there is a natural predisposition to build environmentally adapted worldview. This is the beginning of what should be followed to achieve the new thinking, new methodology, new approach, new behavior in today's global environmental situation. Certain “invisible” religiosity, neither authentic, nor the so-called “earthly”, civil or laic religions penetrates throughout the so-called secular societies.
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