”Theism allows us to live within our humanity more comfortably.
We need not distrust our deepest intuitions—our intuitions of love, of reason, of beauty.
We can relax into them.
The fundamental feeling that this world—and our place within it—means something is not deceiving us. We are not “accidental collocations of atoms,” as Bertrand Russell put it — we are characters in the middle of the greatest story ever told.
We are not rolling a boulder up a hill with Sisyphus — we are progressing dramatically toward the final chapter. ”
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We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.
There’s a torn tapestry
In a house down the street,
That never stops glowing.
Woven in gold and burgundy
A stream of black streaks
Down its edges and falls
Into a deep abyss of loss.
The house – an echo of pain;
Loud and clear, it tells a story
Of how men lost their way,
When paths still existed.
Radiating life is a poignant hymn
That beats on hope’s rhythm,
Feeding the tapestry of essence
That makes us human.
When the storms fail to cease
And the demons refuse to leave,
This anthem grows louder and
Its rhythm – more vigorous, as
It sends out a message
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”Hell in life is that which we crave without measure
and which never satisfies us.
So religion is the measure of our peace and spirituality is the measure of our longing for it.”
German original: Die Hölle im Leben
Die Hölle im Leben ist das, was wir maßlos ersehnen
und uns niemals befriedet.
So ist Religion das Maß unseres Friedens und Spiritualität das Maß unserer Sehnsucht danach.