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There are some similarities between art and religion, but in one fundamental way they are very different. The latter is to try to make sense and the former to use senses.

I see religion as preceding science as a social emergence and thus w*st*rn religion had outgrown its usefulness by the time of, or because of, the Enlightenment. But art continues alongside science because they do not supplant each other - rather they feed each other (a somewhat heretical view for ET imo, but I may be wrong).

The supersticiousness of religion is not the same as the symbology of art. The symbology of art is internal, not external. It's what it means to you.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 08:08:30 AM EST
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