Religion & Apathy

What do believers in the Absolute mean by saying that their belief affords them comfort? They mean that since, in the Absolute finite evil is “overruled” already we may therefore, whenever we wish, treat the temporal as if it were potentially the eternal, be sure that we can trust it’s outcome, and without sin, dismiss our fear and drop the worry of our finite responsibility. In short, they mean that we have a right to ever and anon to take a moral holiday, to let the world wag in its own way, feeling that its issues are in better hands than ours and none of our business.

  • Pg 33, Pragmatism – William James, ISBN 978-0-7607-4996-8

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