Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yes, the clever Fox uses a lot of big words

But I was struck by this phrase:
When I look at religion, I don’t conceive of it primarily in terms of beliefs which I, as an individual, accept and therefore consider binding; rather, I see it as one of several (often, it is true, conflicting) communities by and through which my sense of myself, and my sense of what I believe, is constituted.
 For those of you who can't follow the overly elaborate syntax and high falutin' vocabulary, I'll translate:

For me, the gospel is not the most important thing in my life.  I serve many masters.
 I guess that's the loophole.  If Russell serves more than two masters, the scriptures no longer apply, I guess.

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