Only the second interpretation is worthy of God and worthy of man. Here too there ought still to happen an immense change in the knowledge of God, a change which will be an emancipating change. Man does not easily awaken from his ancient nightmares in which the ego has tyrannized over both himself and God; and hence the crucifixion of God. The ego has been a fatality both for the human self and for God.1 . . .
1This was once revealed to me in a dream.
2See R. Otto, Das Heilige. He has some interesting thoughts about the moralization, rationalization, and spiritualization of sacred things.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Nicolas Berdyaev's Amazing Footnote
From The Divine and the Human, English Translation 1949, p. 6