Religion (Definition)



Dr. King quotes Leslie Dixon Weatherhead’s “Why Do Men Suffer?”

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Religion (Definition)
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[Page 1] Religion (Definition) "Religion is not purely a matter of understanding and believing certain theological and metaphysical doctrines or creeds. It is not a certain mystical experience which only emotional natures can ever really have in any full sense- a misconception which has caused much secret wonder-ment to certain magnificent souls, same of whom have even tried to be sentimental in the hope of getting what so many regard as the only valid sign of a religious life. Religion is a right attitude. [Page 2] It is a right attitude toward God, toward one's neighbor, and toward life." Weatherhead, Why [Crossed out: MS:illegible] Men Suffer, p[age] 146
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