Barbara Brown Taylor pretty well sums up where I am these days
regarding my faith. I might add that I find more honest, congenial
fellowship at the local micro-brew than I do most of the time
I have learned to prize holy ignorance more highly than religious certainty
and to seek companions who have arrived at the same place. We are a motley
crew, distinguished not only by our inability to explain ourselves to those
who are more certain of their beliefs than we are but in many cases by our
distance from the centers of our faith communities as well. Like campers
who have bonded over cook fires far from home, we remain grateful for the
provisions that we have brought with us from those cupboards, but we also
find them more delicious when we share them with one another under the stars.
— Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith (HarperOne: 2012), 224.