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July 18, 2016

Civilizations are created by religion, and destroyed by politics.

In the very word, “religion,” we find the principle of true social order — the voluntary direction of each human soul to a higher, encompassing, futurity. It is the unifying principle: men, animated by faith, gathered to serve something “higher” in the sense of transcending the conditions of human existence. Essays in Idleness

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 18, 2016 12:25 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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