Why a Post-Christian Future Is Still Religious

More than a few folks, from theologian John Calvin to philosopher William James to French theologian and historian Louis Auguste Sabatier, have noted that humans are "incurably religious" creatures. In other words, religion is native to the human heart.

In the history of the world, the wholesale rejection of the supernatural is a quirk of Western secularism. But it will not ultimately survive the human longing for transcendence and communion with the supernatural, no matter how far technology advances.

Evidence for this analysis was recently on display in Dortmund, Germany. An art exhibition, entitled "Technoshamanism,"1 was highlighted in the New York Times. Josie Thaddeus-Johns...


John Stonestreet is president of the Colson Center and co-host of BreakPoint, the daily commentary on culture begun by Chuck Colson.

Shane Morris is a senior writer for Breakpoint and host of the podcast Upstream.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #60, Spring 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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