"We are also told by Rufus that God’s “only real problem with mankind” is not idolatry or even unbelief, but the bad stuff “that gets carried out in his name — wars, bigotry, televangelism. The big one, though, is the factioning of all the religions. Mankind got it all wrong by taking a good idea and building a belief structure out of it.” That’s right, God prefers “ideas” to “beliefs,” because ideas are easier to change. "
"And here we come to the heart of the gospel according to Kevin: “Faith” is good , but “religion” — systems of belief, dogma, ritual — these are not good (or “not so good,” as Smith himself amended when I saw him in person). “It’s not about who’s right or wrong,” Serendipity lectures Bethany, the heroine. “It doesn’t matter what you have faith in, just that you have faith.”"
"This, of course, is hardly “faith” at all, merely a vague, inclusive spirituality. What’s more, Smith isn’t content merely to promote his own generic “faith;” he has to tell us, again and again, what’s wrong with orthodox Catholic belief."
Source: Dogma, a Review by Steven D. Greydanus
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