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May 17, 2006

Religion as Shameful?

W.H. Auden was, Wilfred M. McClay writes in the Weekly Standard, "forthcoming in lamenting what he called the 'prudery' of 'cultured people' who treat religious belief as the last remaining shameful thing, and find theological terms 'far more shocking than any of the four-letter words.'"

"The immaculate conception." "Jihad." "The chosen people." "Intelligent design."

Shocking? Shameful?

Posted by Mitchell Stephens at May 17, 2006 12:00 AM


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