Friday, November 12, 2004

We visited the Field Museum yesterday


and looked at cultural artifacts from various parts of the world. There was little unity in what we saw, except that humans all seem to have a need to decorate their functional objects, and that every culture had religious belief of some kind or other. There were no atheist cultures, in the history of the world.

Why do some people think that such a thing could exist now?

As Mark Shea says, supernature deplores a vacuum--humans are the animals built for a relationship to the divine. We could only live as the NY Times would like if we ceased to be human.

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