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January 14, 2014

TT: Almanac

"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

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