Heschel placed blame for religion’s apparent declining influence in relation to science and secularism in his time on religion itself. “Religion declined, not because it was refuted, but because it became irrelevant, dull, oppressive, insipid,” he said, suggesting that religion in its current form is a pale imitation of the real thing.
• Do you agree with Heschel’s assessment that the influence of religion declined in the twentieth century? Do you agree that religion itself contributed to that decline?
***Intersting point made – figured it’s worth talking about.
(from ‘The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel’ pdf – pg 3)