A thought on religion

Rousseau says in Book IV Ch. VIII, “We are told that a people of true Christians would form the most perfect society imaginable. I see but one major difficulty in this assumption, namely that a society of true Christians would no longer be a society of men.” I lightly agree with his conclusion merely because of his use of the word “most perfect.” Either something is perfect, or it is not, and I disagree with his reason why. I think that the main problem in every society is the corrupt nature of man. I think that it is folly to assume there will be anything close to a “perfect” society on earth while the problem of our own corruptness exists.

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