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The central icon of Catholic Christianity is mother and child. That motif is so deep in not just our human experience but in our animal, biological past.
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Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.

— Robert Neelly Bellah

However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.

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For limited purposes only, let me define religion as a set of symbolic forms and acts which relate man to the ultimate conditions of his existence.

— Robert Neelly Bellah

Yet Buddhism is four hundred years older than Christianity, and if it's not a universal religion I don't know what a universal religion is. There's also a strong focus on selectionism and the notion that religion plays a functional role in the evolutionary process. But religion is dysfunctional all the time, as well as functional. It's not so simple.

— Robert Neelly Bellah

The academic world is one of the few places where prejudice is supposed to be totally banned, and we're politically correct on everything, but it's still a place where you can attack religion out of utter, complete, bottomless ignorance and not be considered to have done anything wrong.

— Robert Neelly Bellah

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