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Single Idea 1501

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / a. Religious Belief]

Full Idea

In their ignorance of the true nature of gods and heroes people pray to these statues, which is like someone holding a conversation with a house.

Gist of Idea

In their ignorance people pray to statues, which is like talking to a house


Heraclitus (fragments/reports [c.500 BCE], B005), quoted by Anon (Pyth) - Theosophia Tubigensis 68

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.46