Saturday, April 09, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 51

God is absent, said Johann Christian Hölderlin; God is dead, said Nietzsche. This means one of two things. Either we have outgrown monotheism, and good riddance; or modern man is estranged from being, from his own being, from the being of other creatures in the world, from transcendent being. He has lost something – what, he does not know; he knows only that he is sick unto death with the loss of it. - Walker Percy

Walker Percy's book, Signposts in a Strange Land, quoted in this excerpt:

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