Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quote of the Day (Paul Elie, on “The Religious Question of Our Time”)

“The religious question of our time is whether religion itself is legitimate. The stumbling block to faith is religion, and even 'the faithful' have to ask themselves constantly whether religion is a way to God or stands in the way of God--if God exists. The characteristic believer of our time is a seeker, and what this seeker is seeking is not God so much as a context where God can be sought authentically." --Paul Elie, “The Last Catholic Writer in America?”, Books and Culture, November/December 2001—included in The Best Christian Writing 2002, edited by John Wilson

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