Examining Old School Anime: Leisure and Religion

My latest post for Beneath the Tangles, which is on leisure and religion.

Beneath the Tangles

“And on the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.” Genesis 2:2

Catholics and other Christians have been accused of fetishizing the poor, making angels of them, as it were.  While this extreme is less harmful than the view which claims poverty as a sign of God’s disfavor, the political philosopher Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn makes a very good point when he asks whether a workman unable to make time for religion because of constant work is actually holier than a pious rich man?  In the essay Leisure: The Basis of Culture (required reading for the modern gentleman, according to a friend of mine), another philosopher, Josef Pieper, describes modern society as a society of total work.  On this surface, this point seems flawed: don’t we have more free time than a medieval…

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One comment on “Examining Old School Anime: Leisure and Religion

  1. Hey! I’m on the lookout for Anime/Manga writers and stumpled across your blog. I could not find your email here, could you please send me an e-mail: alysonburston[at]live.com — It is regarding writing about Anime & Manga type of offer. This is not spam btw. Cheers.


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