The dim periphery (Dennis Aubrey)

Reflections on spirituality and the history of Europe.

Via Lucis Photography

We often read in conventional media and blogs alike the statements of people profess to be atheist or agnostics and who equate religions with their evil results. To hear some savant claim that Christianity is simply the slaughter of the Crusades, the Inquisition, or fundamentalist intolerance means that the speaker clearly understands little of the deep currents of history. Are the foundations of American democracy to be judged by self-serving politicians, corporate plunderers, or media pundits who distort every tenet of that democracy in the name of their own brand of patriotism?

As I have said so many times in the past, neither PJ nor I are religious, per se. We were both raised Catholic but we do not participate in the church. But our work in Via Lucis has demonstrated to us that there is something in the world of religion – particularly medieval Christianity – that is profound…

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