Can Literature Make Us Worse?: Religious Scripture as Literature.

Often times, what a work of art means is profoundly obscure. Literature, however, is the form of art that most clearly illustrates the thoughts of the artist. When we’re speaking honestly, we can refer religious texts as works of fiction that depict age-old stories. These are texts that, on the whole, have made humanity worse off morally and intellectually. That is because, throughout history, these texts have not just been interpreted as ‘mere’ literature but as guides to morality and reality itself. However, aside from its non-literary…

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Daniel Lehewych

M.A. Philosophy @ CUNYGraduateCenter & Contributing Writer @ Newsweek @ BigThink @ Allwork.Space