Religion and Nothingness by Keiji Nishitani

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"Those who question the need for religion are those who need religion the most." What does Nishitani mean by this?

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Keiji Nishitani was a Japanese philosopher. His ideologies tended to parallel those of the Existentialists. Existentialists tended to believe that the experiences an individual had were the ones which molded said person into what, and who, he or she was. This idea was based upon the idea that "the identity of any one person—their essence—cannot be found by examining what other people are like, but only in what that particular person has done."

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