Today’s Orthodoxy = Yesterday’s Blasphemy

The orthodoxy of today is the blasphemy of yesterday. From the beginning, the spiritual search for religious truth has not been against blasphemy, but by way of blasphemy. Depending on where we sit metaphysically, we may want that search called off, or we may want it furthered. Either way, we must welcome religious offense as the unavoidable consequence of a free religious conscience. (Austin Dacey, “Satire is Religion,” on Religion Dispatches)

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