Boothby171
Boothby171 asked:

"the Bridge to Total Freedom, through which members gain eternal life." Wouldn't it be far more correct to have said, "the Bridge to Total Freedom, through which members are said to gain eternal life."??

Mark Filiatreau I would say the "are said to" is strongly implied by the context--the context of the entire book, which covers members' beliefs. If the phrase were required here it would be required throughout and bog down the book.
Boothby171 Mark,

Understood. Just being anal retentive.
Image for Going Clear
by Lawrence Wright (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

About Goodreads Q&A

Ask and answer questions about books!

You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author.

See Featured Authors Answering Questions

Learn more