Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Letter to Cecil Dawkins..

I know what you mean about being repulsed by the Church when you have only the Jansenist-Mechanical Catholic to judge it by. I think that the reason such Catholics are so repulsive is that they don’t really have faith but a kind of false certainty. They operate by the slide rule and the Church for them is not the body of Christ but the poor man’s insurance system. It’s never hard for them to believe because actually they never think about it. Faith has to take in all the other possibilities it can.


Anonymous said...

do you know how to reach Cecil Dawkins?

TS said...

No, sorry!

Anonymous said...

Poets & Writers directory says she lives on Bleecker Street. I thought she was still in New Mexico.