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Given the nature of spiders webs are inevitable And given the nature of human beings so are religions Spiders cant help making flytraps and men cant help making symbols Thats what the human brain is there forto turn the chaos of given experiences into a set of fairly manageable symbols Sometimes the symbols correspond fairly closely to some of the aspects of the external reality behind our experience then you have science and common sense Sometimes on the contrary the symbols have almost no connection with external reality then you have paranoia and delirium More often theres a mixture part realistic and part fantastic thats religion Good religion or bad religionit depends on the blending of the cocktail Huxley Island The quote above by Aldous Huxley illustrates his view of religions He thought that in matters of religion as well as in matters of society the good or evil lies in the implementation not the concept Birnbaum Aldous Huxleys Search 63 The implementations of religion in Huxleys novel of is symbolic of the manifestations of society in his alternative worlds Aldous Huxley does not oppose religion or God universally but he does oppose religions that are misleading and ritualistically useless An analysis of the religious symbolism in Brave New World would contain ceremonies icons and curses An understanding of this symbolism will help the reader to understand both of these works and their author Religious ceremonies tell us much about the societies that has created them By viewing the failures of Huxleys fictional religions the reader gains insight into the worlds they inhabit There are two distinct divisions of religion in Brave New World the Fordian and the savage The Fordian religious ceremonies in Brave New World display a system of efficient but theologically empty religion If religious ceremonies are designed only for efficiency they leave God out of the system In the words of Mustapha Mond God
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