Secular neo-pagan heathens essentially worship themselves, society, or the state. As corporations are just tacky state-created fake entities, it makes sense that they are cashing in on the pseudo-religious craze.
That sense of alignment with the divine, of guidance and belonging, of comfort and solidarity once provided by the act of congregation – that maybe got soiled or complicated by things like child sexual abuse scandals or a religious community that struggled to incorporate cultural shifts like social justice movements – can now be easily replaced by the same employer who recently refused to add dental to your health benefits. By promoting “mindfulness” and “intention”, by participating in group rituals, by making even routine tasks meaningful and soulful, employers can make the work day a kind of spiritual practice.
This is just the next inevitable step in the secularization process that divides ancient tradition from its larger contexts or meanings.
Read the whole article, commentary on the “nonsensical” and all. Is there not a certain sulfurous smell about this trend? Does the company town really need a company