Accessory to being a bear (0archimedes) wrote in phil240,
Accessory to being a bear

Faith Envy

Recently I read a passage in Hemingway addressing whether religion is the opium of the masses. He asked, "Must the people be operated on with no anesthetic?"
To me this seemed the perfect way to describe the value of faith.
How I envy the pious. Religion is a tremendous comfort. Like the blanket that a small child will pull over its head when there are monsters in the room.
The knowledge of death is the greatest monster of all. It is unspeakably terrible. I would rather spend an eternity in hell than face what I know to be my ultimate fate.
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