Padre Blazon's Beliefs About The Nature Of Religion

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Padre Blazon has many atypical beliefs about the nature of religion, chief among them the belief that the teaching of Christ holds no value for an old man—for Christ had died young. We also see that he has different beliefs than what Father Regan did. He believes Dunstan should determine who Mary Dempster is in “his own personal world” and that in doing so, he will come to understand her sainthood as he says that “If you think her a saint, she is a saint to you.” (175), meaning that if she is really important to Dunny, he would think of her as a saint, doesn’t matter what the church think. Blazon adds to Dunstan’s knowledge of saints by telling him that people like saints not because saints have gone above humanity to a godlike state, but