In a World of Doubt, Belivers Are Stronger

“The believer, is not merely a man who has seen new truths of which the unbeliever is ignorant; he is a man who is stronger. He feels within him more force, either to endure the trails of existence or to conquer them. It is as though he were raised above the miseries of the world, because he is raised above his condition as a mere man.”

~ French sociologist Emile Durkheim  (1858-1917)