Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Chaplin_Modern_TimesWhat we have left is a fake world, a world into which, every we look, we see ourselves, only our wills that could always be otherwise. The „newness“ that our culture finds within itself is a newness that is faked or concocted because we do not want to consider the possibility that our reason could be saved if we could consider that revelation was indeed directed at its own legitimate but unanswered questions. The modern world is not the result of a truthful examination of the order of being. Rather, it is a continued effort to find alternatives that do not lead it to the truth of things, to the truth that is directed to and completed by revelation. 

J.V. Schall, "Modernity: What is it?", in: idem, Roman Catholic Political Philosophy, 123