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Author QuotedJulien Hartridge Green
Title QuotedJournals
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/09/03
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1938-1946
Quotation"La religion est mal comprise. Elle rend stupides ceux qui se veulent pieux afin le pouvoir s'admirer dans cet etat. Il faudrait se perdre complètement au Dieu, il faudrait le silence parfait, le silence surnaturel. Les pieux discors ont quelque chose de revoltant." ["Religion is not understood. Those who wish themselves pious, in order to admire themselves in this state, are made stupid by religion. What is needed is to lose ourselves completely in God; what is needed is perfect silence; supernatural silence. Pious talk has something revolting about it."]
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 115
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