Posted by AlferdPacker at 22.214.171.124 on January 09, 2001 at 12:52:30:
In Reply to: Kev,if you're still here,hopefully... posted by Millhouse on January 08, 2001 at 23:40:22:
: I always wanted to know if you read alot of religious books while writing Dogma,you know,to give you a better understanding of Catholicism.If so,what books did you read?
From the Playboy article:
It will surprise many to learn that Smith is genuinely religious. He attended Catholic school and still shows up at mass regularly.
When, in his early 20s, he began to have doubts about his faith and found the Catholic mass "dry and lip-servicey," he went to a
priest for advice and was told that faith can be compared to liquid. "When you're a young kid, you're a shot glass that's easy to fill.
But the older you get, the bigger the glass gets. The amount of liquid that filled the shot glass isn't going to fill a tumbler."
Smith went out to fill his tumbler. He read voraciously on Christian subjects, looked into other religions, read the Apocrypha, tried a
Pentecostal congregation and generally thought hard about faith. Dogma is the result.
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