God or Idolatry

As quoted by Philip Yancey in A Skeptic’s Guide to Faith formerly titled Rumors of Another World:

“Dostoyevsky had predicted this in his novel The Possessed: ‘The one essential conditon of human existence is that man should always be able to bow down before something infinitely great. If men are deprived of the infinitely great they will not go on living and die of despair. The Infinite and Eternal are as essential for man as the little planet on which he dwells.’ Simone Weil adds, ‘One has only the choice between God and idolatry. There is no other possibility. For the faculty of worship is in us, and it is either directed somewhere into this world, or into another.'”

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