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The deepest difference between religions is not that between polytheism and monotheism.
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The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.
Walter Kaufmann

According to Augustine and many of his successors, all men deserve eternal torture, but God in his infinite mercy saves a very few.
Walter Kaufmann

The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
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Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
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Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.
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