Please don’t take the above to condone the attitude that feeling something makes it true (the fallacy of emotional reasoning).But instead take it to imply that “virtue” (in Aristotle’s sense – arete) requires meshing with one’s heart in addition to one’s head.
Philosophy has taught us to worship that which is divine, to love that which is human; she has told us that with the gods lies dominion, and among men, fellowship. I wonder how accurate this is to the original though:“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. But there are many I disagree with, for example “All thinking men are atheists” (Ernest Hemmingway).Or consider this Julian Baggini quote: “Goblins, hobbits… God is just one of the things that atheists don’t believe in, it just happens to be the thing that, for historical reasons, gave them their name.” Actually, no.There is no boat in Hades, no ferryman Charon, No caretaker Aiakos, no dog Cerberus.
All we who are dead below Have become bones and ashes, but nothing else.Michel de Montaigne I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.Jules Renard Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. But having stopped, listen and learn, then go your way.Seuss [Philosophy's] sole function is to discover the truth about things divine and things human.From her side religion never departs, nor duty, nor justice, nor any of the whole company of virtues which cling together in close-united fellowship.It may manifest in less time wasted, more fears overcome, and kinder interactions with others.