The fact of conflict has emerged again and again, one religion repudiating what is as the breath of life to another. This takes its most overt form in the division of the world between a number of civilizations, each drawing its inspiration originally from a single religion or—in the case of China—a single philosophy. he various civilizations are not as starkly opposed as the analysis in the previous paragraph would suggest. To those who are not lacking in sympathy and imagination and can shake off prejudice, there are amazing possibilities of mutual understanding on the part of people with diverse backgrounds. If Catholicism takes over the Mother-Goddess of paganism to satisfy the craving for a feminine object of worship, Protestantism is deeply indebted to the synagogue. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are extrovert because they worship a personal God who created the world and is at work in history.