Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quote for the Day: Why Are So Many Catholics Leaving?

Louis Ruprecht, addressing the recent announcement of a team of mathematicians that various empirical data suggest religion (or is it "religion"?) is heading for extinction:

Sometimes the “spiritual, but not religious” person wishes to communicate his or her disgust with organized religion and institutions. This is a major feature of the landscape in U.S. Catholicism right now, given the ongoing scandals, cover-ups, and Vatican obfuscation and delay. Sometimes the “spiritual, but not religious” person is cobbling together a life of meaning outside traditionally recognized channels.

Yes.  That's exactly what I've been talking about, as I discuss the interchange between Burke and Hamilton.

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