A "sin" is something which is not necessary.
A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.
If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.
In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust ... (more G. I. Gurdjieff quotes)
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