canonized a few products of ancient ignorance

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NewAmerica

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Does "canonized a few products of ancient ignorance" mean "glorified a few products of ancient ignorance"?

Thanks in advance

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And so, while religious people are not generally mad, their core beliefs absolutely are. This is not surprising, since most religions have merely canonized a few products of ancient ignorance and derangement and passed them down to us as though they were primordial truths. This leaves billions of us believing what no sane person could believe on his own.

-Sam Harris

Source: The End of Faith (PDF)
 
  • The Newt

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    English - US
    "Canonized" here is probably meant to mean "made into a canon" in this sense: "an officially recognized set of sacred or authentic writings in a field."
     
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