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Interfaith Now

The Catastrophe of Platonism

“The god to whom a man proves devout, that is his own soul turned inside out.” — Goethe

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Religion is often criticized as a form of dissociation from reality — fantasies on the “out there” rather than the “right here.” On a popular level, this may be quite accurate; it is one of the critiques I often find myself raising against my own Mormon culture…

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Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Independent writer interested in psychology, philosophy, literature, religion. www.nathansmithbooks.com @NateSmithSNF