Saturday, April 09, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 51

God is absent, said Johann Christian H̦lderlin; 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 Рwhat, 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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