Thursday, 16 September 2010


'Faith is like love, it cannot be forced,' according to Schopenhauer. I suppose he means 'the true feeling of faith and/or live, in the heart' ... because as an empirical fact in the world it's hard to deny that genuine faith and genuine love are forced all the time: children are forced through religious educations that leave them, genuinely, believers. People talk themselves into relationships, or marriages are arranged by third parties, that result (not always, but often) in genuinely happy set-ups.

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