Not a Technique

Religion is not just a technique for keeping our spirits up, a pious anaesthetic to dull some of the pain of real life. The central religious question is the question of truth. Of course, religion can sustain us in life, or at the approach of death, but it can only do so if it is about the way things really are.

John Polkinghorne, Quarks, Chaos and Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion, Second Edition (London: SPCK, 2005), 95.

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