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Having been struck one Sunday by a line in the creed that I realised I simply didn't believe, I began to scrutinise every word of every Bible reading, every hymn, every sermon, every prayer to see what else I was unconsciously saying "amen" to without actually believing. What became clear to me was that church services put words into their congregations' mouths all the time, and that congregations are lulled into not even noticing the fact.

Wow. This is exactly what happened to me, but I've never been able to sum it up so clearly. It's like snapping out of a daydream.

Thanks for a great review of these books, and thanks for that paragraph in particular. Much food for thought.

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:38:00 UTC | #123244