“This is why religion can only be advice and clarification, and cannot carry any spurs of enforcement—for only belief and behavior that is independently arrived at, and then chosen, can be praised or blamed.”


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Originally published at: https://library.hrmtc.com/2017/11/23/this-is-why-religion-can-only-be-advice-and-clarification-and-cannot-carry-any-spurs-of-enforcement-for-only-belief-and-behavior-that-is-independently-arrived-at-and-then-chosen-ca/

This is why religion can only be advice and clarification, and cannot carry any spurs of enforcement—for only belief and behavior that is independently arrived at, and then chosen, can be praised or blamed.

Tim Powers, The Anubis Gates