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A secularized culture is a corpse

Our culture has failed precisely because it is a secular culture. A secular culture is a culture reduced to thing and function. Typically, at the outset, people are delighted to find themselves living in such a culture. 230 more words


Confining critics to a stereotype

One by one the great prophets of materialism have been shown to be false prophets and have fallen aside. Marx and Freud have lost their scientific standing. 119 more words


The extreme faith of naturalists

If you can believe in pure nature,
I suppose you can believe anything.

–David Bentley Hart


Not quick to condemn

Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and sensuality and selfishness that have killed his faith.

Thomas Merton.
Seeds of Contemplation


Splintered fragments of light

We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. 70 more words


dust particles

I feel happy and lucky. But I’m also filled with the ache of longing. My lifetime career has been clipped short. Beyond the daily maintenance chores of home and hearth, I’m bereft of goal and purpose. 231 more words


The pianist continued to play

Imagine a family of mice who lived all their lives in a large piano. To them in their piano-world came the music of the instrument, filling all the dark spaces with sound and harmony. 170 more words