Friday, February 22, 2013

A sense of the tragic …

… Reviewed: The Silence of Animals by John Gray. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… Gray wants us to reclaim the stories we have told ourselves and to understand their true nature. What angers him is that today’s secularists refuse to acknowledge that they also live by their myths. The secular myth he most despises is the idea of progress and the belief that by purging ourselves of religion and committing ourselves to optimistic rationality, we will rescue ourselves from tragedy

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