Thursday, September 17, 2009


"In every great religion, ritual is as necessary as creed.  It instructs, nourishes, and often begets belief; it brings the believer into comforting contact with his God; it charms the senses and soul with drama, poetry and art; it binds individuals into a fellowship and a community by persuading them to share in the same rites, the same prayers, at last the same thoughts."

-The Society of Civilization, Vol. IV (The Age of Faith) Will Durant, 1950.

Thanks, Tom, for the quote!

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