Saturday, November 21, 2015

Something to think on …

The essence of religion consists in the feeling of an absolute dependence.
— Friedrich Schleiermacher, born on this date in 1768


  1. Ah, now I understand the problem. In my late adolescence and early adult life, I learned that I could depend upon no one; that abandonment, isolation, and forced self-reliance haunts me, and the notion of religion as dependence is quite a problem. And so it goes.

  2. But what Schleiermacher is referring is the absolute contingency of things, which is inescapable.