Here's the juice on Dan: he uses big words. But if I am correctly interpreting what I think he is saying, I like it a lot. More juice: he requires a lot of reading.
It may be difficult for me to wrap up my point. I am tired of the faddish approaches to spiritual life and identity. Just be yourself. Check out the traditions that surround you. Consider the things that have had part in making you. Create something beautiful in the midst of it all. Haphazardly advocating or vociferously reacting against the strands of credulity that make up the web of existence you would not exist without is to engage in a certain ideological violence that is more destructive than creative.