As a deeply committed American Christian I really resonate with your statement “the belief in human progress is a myth”. I am at the progressive (liberal) end of the church and people’s tendency to say positive feel-good phrases only increases. “If we could all just get along…” It’s more difficult to open your eyes to reality and the present moment. To realize that many people do not have good intentions, and will not be empathetic toward others.
Thank you for the article.