Religious Pamphlets Volume 35

Religious Pamphlets Volume 35

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...etc. partakes of the nature of the childish psyche, rather than of the objective matter-of-factness of adulthood." 27. All religion breeds a selfish, hateful and persecuting spirit. "Connected, too, with compulsive behavior all religious beliefs and practices, understand, being forced on one through "group psychology," is often a decided sense of inferiority. This gives rise in religious experience to intense humility toward objects of worship, a belief in future compensations'"--here the writer quotes 'Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth'--"On the other hand this same sense of inferiority gives rise to intense cruelty and fanaticism toward those who oppose one's religious conceptions." 28. Science unalterably opposed to all religion. "Not only is religion symbolic, which, as we saw, means here imaginative altogether, it is also fundamentally ideological. It can not escape being so. Just as science today rather prides itself on being non-teleological, a religion which does not touch ultimate purposes would be as absurd as it would be futile." Science prides itself on being "nonteleological"--that is, refusing to believe that there is a divine purpose in anything. 29. All the truth that there is in religion lies in the satisfactions which it affords to believers. "The truth of religion the author reiterates, we are told, but evidently the reviewer approves the idea is not the external objectivity of religious traditions, but lies within the satisfactions which the personality finds in religious practices and sentiments. As he remarks, the truth of Christianity, as religious truth, might conceivably remain unaltered, even though no such person as Jesus could be...
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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749111
  • 9781236749116