What religious belief does…

What religious belief does is attempt to explain in a compelling narrative the unseen reality that lies at the heart of spiritual experience.

— Barbara Bradley Haggerty, Fingerprints of God:

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  1. I really like this definition, Carl. Religious belief is like a processing funnel. Love for God or raw passion is unmanageable and rather scary. A compelling narrative takes out the unpredictability, thereby making it palatable. However, ultimately, we want to strip away the extraneous elements and feel again the raw passion, don’t you think?

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