January 14, 2014
"Gloria had been an old-style Episcopalian, resenting any prayer book tempering with Cranmer's Prayer-book language and any evangelical or feel-good pollution of the service, such as a homily at morning prayers or the passing of the peace at any service. Perdita had drifted from Unitarianism into Buddhism and settlement-house good works. Both women were religious aristocrats, for whom God was a vulgar poor relation with the additional social disadvantage of not existing."
John Updike, Toward the End of Time
Posted January 14, 2014 12:00 AM