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Why I’ve Stopped Knocking Religion


For a number of years, after I finally reached the conclusion that there was no religion to which I could give allegiance, and no metaphysical theory that made sense to me, it was my conceit to make snide remarks about organized religion — especially Catholicism, the religion into which I was allegedly born.  I’m not sure why I did that, but I suspect it involved lingering guilt about having set aside the faith of my forebears, and that it was more about me and my issues than it was about the church.

There is absolutely no question, and there never has been, but what religion in general has been used unskillfully by many, and cynically by many more. Continue reading