Would humans be religious if they were never going to die?
Jesuit Paul Fitzgerald works to answer the question “Would we be religious if we weren’t going to die?” Understanding that that this question requires an hypothetical answer, Fitzgerald responds with a “yes” because he suggests that religion is a response to our innate calling to the divine, and not a comfort to survive our own deaths.
Fitzgerald, Paul J. S.J. and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. Engages with the Question: Would Humans Be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?" April 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/20
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