Friday, August 12, 2005


"It appears, then, that the two processes are going on side by side, the decline of Church membership and the decline of dogma; the evacuation of the pew and the jettisoning of cargo from the pulpit."

Ronald Knox (1927)

This passage shouldn't prompt me to refer to Knox as a prophet. He merely saw toward its beginning something that we see wholesale today: the religions (or sects or individual parishes) that water down their teachings lose members.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, and the more sheep who leave the fold the more radical the wolves become.