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One from Gagdad Bob riffing on Pope Benedict's, "the loss of transcendence evokes the flight to utopia..."
This is certainly how it worked for me in college. First you discredit religion, and then replace it with with a pseudo-religion that occupies the vacant spiritual territory. It took me years to undo this ironically named "higher education," which specifically forecloses the higher.And one in Retriever's own words, finding hope through the weariness.
Church is repair long after our warranty expired.