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I didn’t know Roger Ebert was raised Catholic

Did everyone else know that already? I did’t know that.

Strange, for example, how deeply embedded my Catholicism became. I haven’t been a Catholic ‘in the eyes of the church’ since the 1960s. All supernatural belief systems now seem equally preposterous to me. If there are areas of existence I do not understand, I am more comfortable in simply admitting that, instead of buying into superstitions. Yet I believe my social conscience and my liberalism were founded on the teachings of Jesus. So there you have it.”

From an interview with Ebert at Flavorwire.


  1. Jonathan Potter says

    “Before Abraham was, I am” is more preposterous than average, I’d say, Rodge.

  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OPL says

    ‘He talks about his travels, particularly his many trips to London, where he obsessively returns to his favorite spots (“I may appear to suffer from some sort of compulsive repetition syndrome, but these rituals are important to me”).’

    Paging Dr Percy…

  3. I’m not so good at following discussions anymore, but what were his favourite spots in London, and perhaps I’ll have a look for them? Now Sams and the bakery have closed in Golders Green, I don’t really have a favourite spot, perhaps Marchmont Street, WC1, and Bake and Cake on the Edgware Road.

  4. Sorry about irritating comment above. It’s nice around London university.

  5. Jonathan Webb says

    Bake and Cake is a bit dear.

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