I don t want the reduction of religion to aesthetics, but the abolition of aesthetics
The disinterested imaginative core of mythology is what develops into literature, science, philosophy. Religion is applied mythology.
Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
Between religion's this is and poetry's but suppose this is there must always be some kind of tension, until the possible and the actual meet at infinity.