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“A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy,education,and social ties;no religious basis is necessary.Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” Advertisements
“A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy,education,and social ties;no religious basis is necessary.Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
“The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances,the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life,and the fear of death,and blind faith,but through striving after rational knowledge.”
Thus,their excessive authority will be broken.They will be removed if they cannot be properly legitimated,corrected if their correlation with given things be far too superfluous,or replaced if a new system can be established.
It is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analyzing long-held common-place concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend,and how they have grown up ,individually,out of the givens of experience.
“Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such authority over us that we forget their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens.Thus they might come to be stamped as “necessities of thought,” “a priori givens,” etc.
“I am by heritage a Jew,by citizenship a Swiss,and by make-up a human being,and only a human being,without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.”-Albert Einstein.