Thursday, September 06, 2018

Mankind's Religious Life

Thus men’s terrors in face of the enigmatically dangerous universe led them to postulate the existence of angry gods; and, later, thinking about angry gods made them feel terror, even when the universe was giving them, for the moment, no cause of alarm.  Emotion, rationalization, emotion - the process is circular and continuous.  Man’s religious life works on the principle of a hot-water system.
     - Aldous Huxley, “Meditation on the Moon” (1931)

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