|IS ANTHROPOSOPHY A RELIGIOUS
"It is often asked how spiritual science
or anthroposophy stands in relation to the religious life of man ... By
reason of the whole character of anthroposophy, it will not intervene in
any religious creed, in the sphere of any sort of religious life ... Spiritual
science never can entertain the wish to create a religion ... One cannot,
therefore, call spiritual science, as such, a religious faith. It neither
aims at creating a religious faith nor in any way at changing a person
in relation to his religious beliefs. In spite of this, it seems as if
people were worrying themselves about the religion of the anthroposophists.
In truth, however, it is not possible to speak in this way; because, within
the Anthroposophical Society, every kind of religion is represented, and
there is nothing to prevent any one from practicing his [or her] religious
faith as fully, comprehensively, and intensively as he [or she] wishes."
Rudolf Steiner, January 11, 1916
at Liestal near Basel, Switzerland (Gunter Wachsmuth: LIFE AND WORK, p.100-101)