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11RELIGION IN A DIGNITARIAN WORLD

IF THERE IS NO GOD, NOT EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED TO MAN.

HE IS STILL HIS BROTHER’S KEEPER AND HE IS NOT PERMITTED TO SADDEN HIS BROTHER, BY SAYING THAT THERE IS NO GOD.

—CZESLAW MILOSZ, POLISH NOBEL LAUREATE IN LITERATURE

THIS CENTURY WILL BE DEFINED BY A DEBATE THAT WILL RUN THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF ITS DECADES: RELIGION VERSUS SCIENCE. RELIGION WILL LOSE.

—JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, AMERICAN TALK SHOW HOST

THE EYE WITH WHICH I SEE GOD IS THE SAME EYE WITH WHICH GOD SEES ME.

—MEISTER ECKHART, THIRTEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MYSTIC

RELIGION IS AT ONCE humanity’s consolation and its divider. As individuals, we turn to religion for solace. The concept of the soul invests our existence with a kind of transcendence and helps ...

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