In our discussion group at Middle Ground, lately we have discussed one the maladies plaguing modern western civilization, namely the selfish pursuit of happiness. In reflecting on how this has influenced modern attitudes towards belief — and doubly so religion — we were reminded of a quote from the 20th century Polish poet, Stanisław Lec,
“Pity that the only way to paradise is in a hearse.”1
1. Márquez, Jesús Silva-Herzog. Trans. Tanya Huntington. The Idiocy Of Perfection. Houston, Literal Publishing, 2017.