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Cosmically, I seem to be of two minds.  The power of materialist science to explain everything — from the behavior of the galaxies to that of molecules, atoms and their sub-microscopic components — seems to be inarguable and the principal glory of the modern mind.  On the other hand, the reality of subjective sensations, desires and — may we even say — illusions, composes the basic substance of our existence, and religion alone, in its many forms, attempts to address, organize and placate these.  I believe, then, that religious faith will continue to be an essential part of being human, as it has been for me.
   —  John Updike
From the article: “Testing the Limits of What I Think and Feel
Found at one of the blogs I follow:  The Bully Pulpit    Located at:  www.jrbenjamin.com
The specific post is at:   http://jrbenjamin.com/2015/01/17/john-updike-what-i-believe/
[A site well worth visiting…  —  KMAB]
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