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Like this thought: religion as being a language we are born into, but that is always already constructed ‘onto’ the Real (or the Essential, as Ricœur calls it:

Just as everyone is born into a language and
accedes to other languages only by a second appren-
ticeship, and most often, only through translation,
the religious exists culturally only as articulated in
the language and code of a historical religion; lan-
guage and code articulate only on the condition of
filtering, and in this sense limiting that amplitude,
that depth, that density of the religious that I am here
calling the Essential. – Paul Ricœur in Living up to death.

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