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... behave otherwise than as his nature prompts, has forced him into hypocrisy. It
has aroused a sense of guilt in him when he follows his natural instincts, and a
feeling of resentment when others, even though not at his expense, follow theirs.
Today reasons are hardly necessary to refute Christianity; there is a feeling in the
air against it, and since religion is itself a feeling, feeling is the instrument to cope
with it. One man has faith and the other hasn't; and there perhaps is the end of ...
... is as God made him—and will admit with complacency that they are besotted
and ignorant, incoherent of purpose and vacillating in action; but in that complex
feeling which is the patriotism one knows in other countries, they seem deficient.
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review