God Has Lost Weight

November 17, 2008 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

I am not talking about physical weight,

In David Wells book God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams”, he makes the following observation about modern society,

“It is one of the defining marks of Our Time that God is now weightless. I do not mean by this that he is ethereal but rather that he has become unimportant. He rests upon the world so inconsequentially as not to be noticeable. He has lost his saliency for human life.

Those who assure the pollsters of their belief in God’s existence may nonetheless consider him less interesting than television, his commands less authoritative than their appetites for affluence and influence, his judgment no more awe-inspiring than the evening news, and his truth less compelling than the advertisers’ sweet fog of flattery and lies. That is weightlessness. It is a condition we have assigned him after having nudged him out to the periphery of our secularized life. . . . Weightlessness tells us nothing about God but everything about ourselves, about our condition, about our psychological disposition to exclude God from our reality.”

Something to chew on…

Entry filed under: Christianity, Culture, Faith, Life, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Thoughts.

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