As I write this, Sophia is just being made available to the general public for the first time. The moment of publication has caused me to take stock of what I've done and why I've done it more than any other stage in the process.
In taking stock, I've come to the conclusion that there has never been a better time for Sophia to appear in the world. More than at any other point in my life, I see people aligning themselves on everything, even the big life-or-death issues, according to tribe and party. Everyone is so concerned with who is right, who wins, that the question of what is right has become almost completely lost.
But when we tell stories to the younger generation, the one that will very soon grow up and assume leadership of the world, spending some time in the realm of what is right rather than who is right is incredibly important. It is my hope that Sophia does just that. Sophia is not about one particular ideology; she is about exciting imagination and opening up minds and hearts to a transcendental truth that is above and beyond all ideologies.
This is not only the point of Sophia. I believe it is ultimately the point of all religion, all philosophy, all great story telling. It isn't about deciding which tribe or party we belong to-it's about inching ever closer to that in which we live, and move, and have our being, a Reality that will always exceed everything we can ask or imagine.