The Basis Remains the Same

“Though you abondon all religious or political faith, you will preserve the tenacity and the intolerance that impelled you to adopt it.  You will still be in a rage, but your rage will be directed against the abandoned belief; fanaticism, linked to your very essence, will persist there independent of the convictions you can defend or reject.  The basis, your basis, remains the same, and it is not by changing opinions that you will manage to modify it.”

-E.M. Cioran

~ by Scott Hamilton Peters on November 14, 2008.

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