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The 'Misery Threshold', Addiction, And Religious Ecstasy
William James "explored this question ... because he wanted to know if some people were more capable or more prone to experience 'the acute fever' of religious belief. His answer: it is those who suffer most who are inclined to experience that fever. These are the people who fascinated him: those who toed right up to and sometimes over the line of despair and meaninglessness."
The New York Times 04/07/13
Posted April 10, 2013 12:49 AM
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