Thursday, April 24, 2014

Church doings …

… Bryan Appleyard — In Praise of Mild English Faith. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

…  religion as such cannot die. Secularists always make the same mistake. They think faith is like a tumour that can be painlessly removed from the body. In fact, every society has been religious and ours, in its own strange way, still is. It is just that the church is not the place where religion is happening.
I am not at all spiritual, whatever that means. I am, however, incorrigibly religious. In my case, of course, that involves attendance at Mass. But what it involves most of all is prayer. "Something unknown," Arthur Eddington, "is doing we don't know what." That's as good a reason to pray as any.

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