Here’s my wild-eyed claim for the day: religion is about the world, not about religion.¬†Which do you talk about at church?

8 comments for “Wild-Eyed

  1. I’ve never met him, but I’d like to. I’m mostly stuck just talking about things like grace as they show up in ordinary people and things. (Or, of course, in a pinch, religion.)

  2. I’d love to hear people talk about anything ‘church’ at church. They do a little in the classes, but in the halls and between classes… it’s all world. Motorcycles, sports, kids, jobs, money, …. anything but gospel.

  3. The first time I argued with my dad about whether the song “Imagine” was satanic or not (apparently this was a fairly common, er, meme in the bygone days of paranoia about rock music), it occurred to me that religion was a decidedly worldly enterprise, necessary but worldly, a means to more dignified, enduring (but still material) ends. Its purpose, of course, is to bring about a perfected world in which there is no religion.

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