A lesson in skepticism

Source: FSSPX News

“Despite all the sophisms, this exotic assembly of all religions, which is presented as a spectacle for the crowds, cannot be, by itself, anything but a lesson in skepticism. The spectacle of the diversity of religions is the least appropriate thing to awaken faith in God in unbelievers, and the thing best suited to make the others lose their faith.

“The spectacle of this multiplicity of religions, associated as parts of the same whole, mixed up at random in the same exhibition, will only reinforce doubt. In the presence of such a large number of religions, it will be easy to believe that they are all good, that they are all indifferent: seeing such a large number of gods, people will wonder whether all are valid or whether there is one of them that is true.”

Newspaper La Vérité française (October 19, 1895), concerning the Parliament of Religions gathered in Chicago (September 11-28, 1893) and the plan to hold one in Paris for the Universal Exposition in 1900.

(Source: La Vérité française – DICI no. 341 dated September 30, 2016)

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