Thursday, April 15, 2004

Belief & Doubt

This New Republic article* includes a quote from Jennifer Michael Hecht, who eloquently sums up how I've come to feel about religion:
The religions are all beautiful and horrible, filled with feasts, sacrifices, miracles, wars, songs, lamentations, stained glass, onion matzos, and intense communal joy: everyone kneeling, everyone rocking, everyone silent, everyone nose to the floor. The religions have also been the energy behind much generosity, compassion, and bravery. The story of doubt, however, has all this, too.
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