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The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him. Options
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The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
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The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
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Daemon wrote:
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)


Yeah. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush – or three (and more) in the Heaven, isn’t it?
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Daemon wrote:
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
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Exactly, that is the logic of any religion; unfortunately, most people miss the point.
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It's almost like with breakfast: to get a bread with cheese and ketchup into man.

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Misattributed

The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

This quote can be traced to two authors, in books published within the same year:

1) Rev. Edward John Hardy, known as E.J. Hardy (1849-1920), How to Be Happy Though Civil: A Book on Manners (New York, Scribners, 1909), ch. VI: A Christian Gentleman;
2) John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, Peace and Happiness (Macmillan, 1909), ch. XV: Religion

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardy

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TFD must have the smallest book of quotations IN THE WORLD! We get the same 6 people over and over and OVER AGAIN.
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Daemon wrote:
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)



Once heaven into him is driven,
A rich man must be camel-ridden,
To pass thru the eye of a needle,
Yet in need for further wheedle.
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