Why do so many things seem phony these days? In the public sphere as well as in our own private lives, there is a clear absence of authenticity and connection to reality. It is not accidental.
The secular faiths of this modern era – liberalism and socialism in all their various denominations – have created societies where life is inauthentic, alienated, disconnected. These ideologies are religions of the intellect – they are rooted not in an experience of the transcendent divine but in logical fallacies and empty reason. We moderners have put our faith in reason, and as a result we are all Cartesians now: cogitamus ergo sumus.… Read the rest