Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

Without wisdom…



Science and technology are indeed admirable in many respects, and if they fulfill their promises, they can do much for man. But they can never solve his deepest problems. On the contrary, without wisdom, without the intuition and freedom that enable man to return to the root of his being, science can only precipitate him still further into the centrifugal flight that flings him, in all his compact and uncom­prehending isolation, into the darkness of outer space without purpose and without objective.

Thomas Merton, OCSO
Faith and Violence, p. 224


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