Butman countered that the teachings of Jesus were timeless; that "his stress on the worth of the single soul, and his disesteem
of the organized group," were as relevant to an industrial age as to an earlier agricultural society.
In some quarters, that disesteem
took form in sustained efforts to make observing into something done not by a human, but by something nonliving--an instrument or some other kind of machine, or even merely photographic film.
269) This has a clear effect on the allocation of esteem, but a much less clear effect on the allocation of disesteem
However, the evolutionary dynamics of religion and ethics are crucial to the integrative system and influence what brings esteem and disesteem
in a given society.
In fact I have held him in high disesteem
for some considerable time now.