David Lewis-Williams: Selected Quotes and Poster Designs

David Lewis-Williams: Selected Quotes and Poster Designs

As soon as people create divisions (such as tiers of the cosmos) they create a need to bridge, or mediate, those divisions. If there is no bridge, the divisions can have no practical value. Numerous anthropologists have pointed out that ritual and sacredness often seem to focus on mediators. To take only one example, Christianity focuses, especially in ritual, more on Christ, the one who mediated between Heaven and Earth, than God the Father or God the Holy Spirit. Conceiving God, p. 17

. . . We cannot say that militant and harshly fundamentalist elements of the religions with which we are familiar are not part of real religion. The dreadful aspects are as much a part of the religion as the ones which we now find acceptable.  Conceiving God, p. 19

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