The most dangerous of devotions, in my opinion, is the one endemic to Christianity: I was not born to be of this world. With a second life waiting, suffering can be endured – especially in other people. The natural environment can be used up. Enemies of the faith can be savaged and suicidal martyrdom praised.
From the Book Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998, pages 245, ISBN 0679450777
Date Added: 2010 Oct 26