Religion is society worshipping itself  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Religion is society worshipping itself" is a often quoted aphorism attributed to French sociologist Émile Durkheim and supposedly found in The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. However, it cannot be found in the English translation of this text.

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