John Gray

Negative Capability

Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition


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Most people who get involved in debates about religion assume that having strong beliefs is a Good Thing. For secular humanists, religion is a tissue of errors no reasonable person should entertain for a moment. For at least some believers, religion is a body of received truths one must accept or reject. Both sides take for granted that it is an area of life where firm convictions are required.

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