Religion: El Paso Whingding

The Rev. William Wright, 48, rector of St. Clement's Protestant Episcopal Church in El Paso, lives in an area where Christian belief is strong and fundamental. Wright himself prefers a more intellectual approach toward religion, and says so. Recently, in a speech to the El Paso Bar Association, he declared that reason is as good a guide to religion as faith is. He denounced fundamentalist camp meetings, popular in West Texas, as "emotional whingdings that provide a vacation from thinking." Added Episcopalian Wright, attacking belief in Biblical accounts such as that of Jonah...

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