At the end of the book I’ve just finished reading, “Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn”, by Daniel Gordis (2016), the author states that secular Zionists are increasingly flirting with their ancient religious beliefs, writings etc…
Then I read Chris Hedges’ article here -
I do sense that we are ‘circling the wagons’ worldwide - at least that is my perspective.
It is understandable, I think.
The big brain of the human being has always agonized over ‘meaning’ in this life - in this awesomely large universe.
Small wonder that in times of crisis we seek solace in belief.
Honestly, as I look around me, I wonder how we will all make out ?
As a geologist with a passionate interest in all of science, I know how much we know, how far along the road we have come.
But I also know how much we don’t know, and a quick survey of one’s surroundings reveals how many are not passionately engaged in the evidential search for truth, but are rather entirely involved in the scramble for life - to just survive in half the population - or to “get ahead” in the rest.
“People are like sheep, Charlie Brown - they follow each other” (Shultz).
Evidential truth seekers, as I count myself I suppose - we increasingly look against this backdrop - like a bunch of mystics or priests ourselves.