My church had given me as a young man a great many questions that I knew, at least on an intuitive level, would give me no rest, however long I lived, until they were dealt with. I also knew enough by the time I graduated from a state university that such schools were not the best place to deal with "religious" matters (as David Tracy complained in Blessed Rage for Order), for the faculties were liberal, and although they had many scholars from whose work I profited, they were operated on the practical theory that God did not exist, or at least that if he did, he . . .
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