June 2, 2014

To rediscover fear and trembling

Our world, so completely stripped of its taboos, must voluntarily establish new ones to match the new types of power it possesses. We must understand that we have ventured very far, and must relearn to understand that there is such a thing as "too far."...We must rediscover fear and trembling and, even without God, awe of what is holy. There is work enough to be done this side of the boundary we should be setting ourselves.
Hans Jonas,  1985

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