Why apologetics might be bad for Catholicism (and other notes)

12 08 2008

The dialectic of the sacred permits all reversibilities; no “form” is exempt from degradation and decomposition, no “history” is final.  Not only can a community- consciously or unconsciously-  practice many religions. but the same individual can have an infinite variety of religious experiences, from the “highest” to the most undeveloped and aberrant… we frequently find the shamanic experience attempting to express itself through an ideology that is not always favorable to it.

-Mircea Eliade, Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
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