Monday, March 13, 2017


Great masses of church goers these days 
live out their lives in a dull and loveless stupor. 

Sensitive persons find the unquestioning manner of religious existence 
oppressive and painful, 
and withdraw from institutional religion.

 I believe what we lack is joy,
the ardor that a heightened awareness imparts to life, 
the conception of life as a happy thing, 
as a festival,
not a religious preparation for
some reward in the after-life.

But the high value put upon religious compliance
 as the most important objective of living, 
is unquestionably a most dangerous enemy
 of joy.

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