Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Light of a Setting Sun

A post by Bereket Kelile at Ricochet called Isn't Charles Murray Saying We Need The Gospel? led to a good discussion in the comments section. This comment in particular was noteworthy:

I sometimes think I detect in unbelieving conservative intellectuals a kind of nostalgia for the post-Englightment period when an intellectual elite enjoyed the pleasures of personal apostasy while benefitting from the social goods of other people's religion.

But they were living by the light of a setting sun.

Spot on.