C. E. M. Joad

C. E. M. Joad

C. E. M. JOAD: THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF RELIGION

In discussing the need for religion, I use the words “origin and nature” deliberately, because the conjunction of these two words seems to me to mask a fallacy which it is important to bring to light. The fallacy is to assume that to lay bare the origins of a thing is tantamount to describing its present nature.