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    Every society and religion has rules, for

    “Every society and religion has rules, for both have moral laws. And the essence of morality consists, as in art, of drawing the line somewhere.”

    — Huston Smith

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    Religion is the call to confront reality;

    “Religion is the call to confront reality; to master the self.”

    — Huston Smith

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    Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us

    “Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us.”

    — Huston Smith

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    The faith I was born into formed

    “The faith I was born into formed me.”

    — Huston Smith

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    First of all, my persuasion is what

    “First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community, it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.”

    — Huston Smith

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    It is commonly said and known that

    “It is commonly said and known that each civilization has its own religion. Now my claim is that if we look deeper, the different civilizations were brought into being by the different revelations.”

    — Huston Smith

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    Poetry is a special use of language

    “Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.”

    — Huston Smith

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    Poetry is a special use of language

    “Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.”

    — Huston Smith

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    Every society and religion has rules, for

    “Every society and religion has rules, for both have moral laws. And the essence of morality consists, as in art, of drawing the line somewhere.”

    — Huston Smith

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    Human intelligence is a reflection of the

    “Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it.”

    — Huston Smith

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    Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead

    “Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them.”

    — Huston Smith

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