The Impotence of Science

I, too, am convinced that, as Girard said, there is a return to religion today because people have realized that all the forms of knowledge regarded as definitive have turned out to be dependent on historical paradigms, on various kinds of conditioning–social, political, ideological, and so on.  No longer can we assert that since science knows nothing of God, God does not exist.  Science isn’t even able to establish if it means anything to say that I am in love.  All the essential things that characterize our lives, like feelings, values, hopes, are not objects of science.

–Gianni Vattimo, Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith, p. 39

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