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To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy
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"To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy"

- William Ralph Inge

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This quote by William Ralph Inge speaks with the power of superstition and how it can surpass an approach. Inge is suggesting that in order for a superstitious notion to become a popular faith, it should first oppress an approach. This indicates that the superstitious notion needs to be so effective and persuasive that it can overpower the approach and become the dominant belief system. Inge is suggesting that superstitions can be more powerful than viewpoints, which they can be used to control individuals into thinking something that might not be true. He is also suggesting that popular faiths are often based on superstitions instead of on sound philosophical concepts. Inge's quote is a tip that we must beware not to be swayed by superstitions, and to always question the beliefs we are presented with.

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William Ralph Inge This quote is written / told by William Ralph Inge between June 6, 1860 and February 26, 1954. He was a famous Clergyman from England. The author also have 26 other quotes.

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