Not everybody feels religion in the same way. Some it’s in their mouth, but some it’s like a hope in their blood, their bones.

Tillie Olsen, “O Yes”

The religious response that has occurred in the Western world . . . is an understanding that whatever answers there are must come from ourselves. The great turmoil in the religions is caused by the spirit demanding interiority. Faith is not dying in the West. It is merely moving inside.

Anthony Padovano

Since religion is dead, religion is everywhere. . . . Religion was once an affair of the church; it is now in the streets, in each man’s heart. Once there were priests; now every man’s a priest.