Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dan Brown's Religion

Self-styled spirituality has been on the rise since beatniks (yes, they existed) started cafeteria style Buddhism. Do-it-yourself religion may have reached crisis proportions according to recent polls. In a culture which prizes individualism and neglects history and tradition what can a Catholic expect? Human beings are made in the image and likeness of God; they will know Him or create some surrogate. Pity that so many refuse to ask if God has seen fit to reveal Himself, not just to me, but to the human race.

Ross Douthat makes sense of some of this in a recent NYT column.


  1. Douthat's column is excellent. Thanks for linking to it.

    btw, the 'Amy Wellborn' link in your sidebar is still off; now it's linked to her old blog Charlotte Was Both . Just letting you know!

    Keep up the great work, and God bless!

  2. Keep up the great work, Al. I think there has been a definite uptick in the promotion of atheism and vulgar secularism. People like yourself need to continue to reveal the truth in the midst of people misrepresenting the Catholic Church. I thank you. God bless

  3. Dear Al,

    As a D.I.Y. Buddhist, I'm somewhat shocked that you'd say it's reaching crisis levels. As I take the term, saying crisis levels means it's a bad thing. Is this so? And if so, could you please elaborate say to why. Thanks.