Does Civilization Need Religion? A Study in the Social Resources and Limitations of Religion in Modern Life

Does Civilization Need Religion? A Study in the Social Resources and Limitations of Religion in Modern Life

Does Civilization Need Religion? A Study in the Social Resources and Limitations of Religion in Modern Life

Does Civilization Need Religion? A Study in the Social Resources and Limitations of Religion in Modern Life

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Religion is not in a robust state of health in modern civilization. Vast multitudes, particularly in industrial and urban centers, live without seeking its sanctions for their actions and die without claiming its comforts in their extremities. While its influence is still considerable among agrarians and the middle classes of the city, an ever-increasing number of the privileged classes are indifferent to its values. Spiritual and moral forces have always been in a perennial state of decay in those circles of society in which physical ease and cultural advantages combine to make intellectual scruples more pressing than moral ones. But modern scientific education has greatly multiplied the intellectual difficulties of religion and the increasing opulence of . . .

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