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To be sure, I can turn to almost any religion and hear that God lives and reigns,
that He is all- wise and all-good, and that, assuming ourselves to be sufficiently
humble and worshipful, He may "save" us to a more agreeable hereafter —
if, indeed, these qualities often be not mere figments or illusions of the human
mind, or elan vital, or blood stream, or whatever it is that keeps us functioning in
the very peculiar and not necessarily (except to ourselves) admirable forms or ...
The command "thou shalt believe" is not moral; if we can force ourselves to obey
it, we do so not ... that it is the naturally good and right thing to do, but for fear of
displeasing some divine power, and of thus exposing ourselves to punishment.
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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