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My conception, then, of the essentials of religion, at least of the Christian religion,
is that they consist in just two things : first, in inspiring mankind with the Christlike
ideal — that is, the altruistic ideal which means, specifically, concern for the ...
But I shall go further and express some convictions about the relation of those
ideals, not only to the past, but also to the present and future. I am going to affirm
that those ideals are the most potent and significant element in the religion of the
In a word, these three ideas and ideals interlock everywhere in a mutually helpful
way. Not one of them can have a normal and effective existence without each of
the other two. Whence, then, arises this strange idea, so often heard in popular ...
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review