Friday, July 27, 2007

If we must play the theological game, let us never forget that it is a
game. Religion, it seems to me, can survive only as a consciously
accepted system of make-believe. . . .
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible
of magic and religion. . . . Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies.
Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline
spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly.
It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite
intelligent enough.?
-- Aldous Huxley, Texts and Pretexts,1932

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