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Glibness, Caution

Alice McDermott quotes O’Connor on the dangers of glibness when treating religion, then goes on to say some very fine things. Her remarks begin at around the 9:30 mark.

Commonweal Conversations 2011 – The Writing Life: What’s Faith Got to Do with It? from Commonweal Magazine on Vimeo.

On an unrelated note, another of the participants in that panel had a piece in the Times the other day.

Comments

  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    Wonder if Mr Elie will spend Sunday at Hazel Motes’ church.

  2. Thanks Matthew, I’ll get back to my Vince Flynn novel now.

  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    When do they start talking about Kill Bill?

  4. I find it funny that famous people have to wear nametags.

    JOB

  5. I found the Elie piece profoundly depressing. Not that the Church is without problems but the total lack of self-introspection is…haunting, if you want to resurrect that “haunted” language.

    Then again, if you’ve made firm decisions that this is not what you believe, then leaving is honest.

    • Jonathan Potter says:

      Elie deserves a Flannery O’Connor style holy ass-whoopin’ on Tchoupitoulous Street in October.

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