«You need a religious imagination to respond to the music of other religions. Jonathan Sacks expressed this well in his account of a meeting with radical Muslims, including a senior Iranian Ayatollah. "We established within minutes a common language, because we take certain things very seriously: we take faith seriously, we take texts seriously. It's a particular language that believers share."»
Must we actually assume it took massive "religious imagination" for a priest in one scriptural Semitic monotheistic religion to make sense of another scriptural Semitic monotheistic religion? I'm sure he meant well, laudable goal, golf clap and all that; but from my post here at Slush Station Zero, that religious imagination seems to run the gamut from A to C. Take some voodoo priests, Chan mugwumps, and Peyote Church folk and call me in the morning.