dimanche, février 19, 2012

My midnight confession

While the idea is great (making self-analysis and confession a secular sacrament), I'm not sure that Wilkes makes his case strongly enough.

Had this been an essay, it would have been provocative.

Had it been a longer analysis pegged to our dysfunctional culture, Wilkes would undoubtedly have lots and lots to say. In a way, oddly enough, his Catholicism is a disadvantage -- he can't be biting enough.

Or had it been a great Catholic tract for the supremacy of conscience....you see, I wanted this book to work.

But it is like a teaser, a aperitif without the main course.

Or so say I. You may differ.

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