Friday, December 4, 2009

Quotes: Religion (1)

Religion 803 "Each sect surrounds its own righteousness with a hedge of thorns." Hawthorne: "The Procession of Life" i.e., sin?

Religion 807 " …Death levels us all into one great brotherhood, and that another state of being will surely rectify the wrong of this." Hawthorne: "The Procession of Life." assumption without foundation.

Religion 14 "All religions correspond to the same human needs…." Henry de Montherlant. 1930-44 Which are? .

Religion 14 "All religions promise a reward for excellences of the will or heart, but none for the excellences of the head or understanding." Schopenhauer. 1819. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Something to think about.

Religion 16 "A religion, even if it calls itself the religion of love, must be hard and unloving to those who do not belong to it." Freud. 1921. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Even a cursory reading of history supports this statement.

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