Wednesday, September 29, 2010

religion in society

As I've been encouraged to keep my blog posts a little shorter, or at least less dense, I shall sum up today's thought for a blog in the words:

Oh, the irony.

From Burke's "Reflections" pg. 215:
 "We know, and it is our pride to know, that man is by his constitution a religious animal; that atheism is against, not only our reason, but our instincts; and that it cannot prevail long. But if, in the moment of riot and in a drunken delirium from the hot spirit drawn out of the alembic of hell, which in France is now so furiously boiling, we should uncover our nakedness by throwing off that Christian religion which has hitherto been our boast and comfort, and one great source of civilization among us, and among many other nations, we are apprehensive (being well aware that the mind will not endure a void) that some uncouth, pernicious, and degrading superstition might take place of it.

Emphasis added.

Thoughts? Go.


  1. Interesting how this begins to happen in any form of government. Look at Europe or America today. Many people want to cast God and religion out of the picture, and look to strict politics or the superstition of fame, money, and power.

  2. I think we should all remember the basis on which we were founded!