25th January 2015

“There are many reasons for saying religious things other than actually believing them. Most often, I suspect, people are expressing their hopes rather than their beliefs – substituting 'I believe' for 'I wish' in the unconscious endeavour to convince themselves.”

Jamie Whyte

One Response to “25th January 2015”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Actually, Mr. Whyte, I suspect that it has more to do with the difficulty of expressing some thoughts in English without using either outright or semi- religious language – the influence of religion on the structure of most languages is almost impossible to over estimate.