The Age of Homelessness
May 10, 2009
"I lived at a time when a huge change in the contents of the human imagination was occurring. In my lifetime Heaven and Hell disappeared, the belief in life after death was considerably weakened, the borderline between man and animals, once so clear, ceased to be obvious under the impact of the theory of evolution. . . . After two thousand years in which a huge edifice of creeds and dogmas has been erected, from Origen and St. Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and Cardinal Newman, when every work of the human mind and of human hands was created within a system of reference, the age of homelessness has dawned" -- Czeslaw Milosz, "Why Religion?"