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The Most Dangerous of Devotions

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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

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