Quote of the Week: On the Philosophy of Religion

by Anna Blanch on January 30, 2009

The essence of any religion lies solely in the answer to the question: why do I exist, and what is my relationship to the infinite universe that surrounds me? … It is impossible for there to be a person with no religion (i.e. without any kind of relationship to the world) as it is for there to be a person without a heart. He may not know that he has a religion, just as a person may not know that he has a heart, but it is no more possible for a person to exist without a religion than without a heart.
– L
eo Tolstoy, 1879

I will go back to the series of quotes on the Philosophy of Education, but i wanted to digress into the Philosophy of Religion with this quote of Tolstoy’s on the Philosophy of Religion which present a particular logical proposition on the essential relationship between religion and humanity.

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