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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Religion & Morality

A morality based on legalistic conscience is likely to be ineffectual and too spiritualistic. It is likely to forget threligion.jpgat man is also matter. In religion, it would lead to preoccupation with the salvation of the soul, not of the whole man...

A religious outlook whose chief preoccupation is the salvation of the soul is not only lopsided but also conducive to selfish spiritual individualism. It leads to a pharisaical state of mind and spiritual arrogance manifesting itself in proud self-righteousness. A man in such a state of mind makes God an excuse for his pride and mistreatment of other men. - Florentino H. Hornedo, “The Philosophy of Freedom,” The Saint Louis University Research Journal 3 (1972): 536, 549

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