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The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self-love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self-absorption.
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Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 - 1970)

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