Sunday, October 18, 2009

James Hitchcock on Liberal Christianity and Secularism

James Hitchcock shows the link between a reduced, liberal Christianity and growing secularization in this 1996 article published in the New Oxford Review. This piece ends with a quote by Flannery O’Connor:

"One of the effects of modern liberal Protestantism has been gradually to turn religion into poetry and therapy, to make truth vaguer and vaguer and more and more relative, to banish intellectual distinctions, to depend on feeling instead of thought, and gradually to come to believe that God has no power, that he cannot communicate with us, cannot reveal himself to us, indeed has not done so, and that religion is our own sweet invention."

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