Sunday, October 11, 2020

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Harvey Mansfield, on ‘The Contest Between Religion and Atheism’)

“In the contest between religion and atheism, the strength of religion is to recognize two apparently contrary forces in the human soul: the power of injustice and the power, nonetheless, of our desire for justice. The stubborn existence of injustice reminds us that man is not God, while the demand for justice reminds us that we wish for the divine. Religion tries to join these two forces together.”—American political philosopher Harvey Mansfield, “Atheist Tracts,” The Weekly Standard, Aug. 13, 2007

(Photo of Harvey Mansfield speaking at the Art Museum at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, Mar. 3, 2017, taken by Gage Skidmore.)

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