Umberto Eco on God and Religion

Umberto Eco on God and Religion
Umberto Eco

 

 

Do you believe in God?


 

Why does one love a certain person one day and discover the next day that the love is gone? Feelings, alas, disappear without justification, and often without a trace.


 

If you don’t believe in God, then why have you written at such great length about religion?


 

Because I do believe in religion. Human beings are religious animals, and such a characteristic feature of human behavior cannot be ignored or dismissed.


 

*An excerpt from Eco’s interview with the Paris Review. Read the full interview HERE.

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