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Posted by Brian from Shawnee on July 27, 2004

In Reply to: Priests posted by Michelle on July 26, 2004

: Has anyone heard a phrase that goes something like, "Don't let the priests spend too much time by the tabernacle"?I don't think it was referencing Christian religion though. But the point was, if a person spends very much time close to something that is purported to be supernatural, that person will realize that there is no magic there afterall. Or that he/she will lose his reverence or awe for the [tabernacle or whatever it was].

If that were my phrase, I'd substitute "altar boys" for "priests". The priests are the ones in charge, and who would presumably want to maintain the mystique.