08 February 2007

I like this paragraph.

Instapundit, You Dumbass! Thoughts on Mitt Romney and God’s Wife
The Zero Boss
Religions are symbol-systems of meaning. Practitioners navigate these systems with the help of spiritual teachers in order to understand their place in the universe at an intuitive level. Anyone skilled in religion can craft their own symbol-system - which is precisely what Joseph Smith and the Mormon church fathers did. The problem occurs when adherents invest one of these systems with the imprimatur of absolute truth. The absolute truth is the unspoken truth that the symbols reveal - not the symbols themselves.

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