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Introduction

On Old and New Tablets1
WithLuce Irigaray

To Approach the Religious Dimension requires passing from simple natural survival to a spiritual level. A simple religious regression cannot satisfy the necessities that present themselves to us, if only because of globalisation and the development of technologies. The temporality of religious progress often appears difficult in the context of a tradition that is inclined to repeat, to submit to the already existing without elaborating a better future. A behaviour that does not assure a continual passage from the objective to the subjective, a perpetual subjective becoming, cannot be considered religious. The most religious rapport between us is that in which the bond is reciprocal in the present, and which conserves life and promotes becoming for each one. To reduce all men and women of a community to one individual subjected to the same laws and to the same rites does not seem very religious.