Follow-up from last week’s post

6 03 2008

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From the Lion and the Cardinal:

A priest recently told me that a Catholic must keep his priorites in the following order: God first, family second, everything else third. Trite but so true. Historically, religious affiliation has, for most men, been determined by ancestry. It is not the best reason, because ancestors may have been wrong; but it is the second-best reason. In abandoning this reason for religious affiliation, has society moved up to choosing religion for the sake of God, or down to choosing religion for the sake of neither God nor family? Everything I observe indicates the latter.

In other words, religiosity in America is like moss on stone: widespread but with shallow roots. Food for thought.