My friend Josh shared a thought last night that I’ve been wrestling with this morning. He said someone had shared with him that they thought sincerity was the new orthodoxy.
Sincerity as orthodoxy.
Wow, talk about a postmodern statement. But is there any substance to it?
Obviously, if one hones in on the word “orthodoxy” it’s pretty easy to dismiss the statement. Simply being sincere doesn’t replace one’s error. However, I don’t think that addresses the heart of this statement.
I think the quoted individual is looking more for sincerity than orthodoxy. And based on my perception of those my age (including myself) he or she is not alone.
So what’s fueling this desire? Is it an outright rejection or fear of truth? Is it simply a reaction against perceived insincerity? Or is it something else deeper, more profound?
Edit: Hayley, my beautiful, intelligent, spelling-wise wife noted that I originally misspelled “sincerity” in the title. I have fixed it.