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That the observance of religious practices largely declined before the war was a notorious fact. Their revival during the war should not have its real character mistaken. Suffering men and women felt the urgent need of religious support during the war's tensions. In many cases it has led to a durable conversion. But with the tensions relaxed, they feel the need of a more discriminating conversion. If they are to enter a period of spiritual seeking, this will be all the more reason for being somewhat wary of the spiritual offerings that will make their appearance. The new era is bringing new religious ideas, new spiritual attitudes. Many of them are valuable and constructive but others are wildly false and useless. Therefore critical judgement and not indiscriminate acceptance is needed here. Religio-mystic cults will have their vogue but will help us only to the extent that they are sound and balanced.


-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 279






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