The Christian faith holds that the creation has been damaged. Human existence is no longer what was produced at the hands of the Creator. It is burdened with another element that produces, besides the innate tendency toward God, the opposite tendency away from God...This paradox points to a certain inner disturbance in man, so that he can no longer simply be the person he wants to be. - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, God and the World (2002)
[Some,] deceived by the atheism they bear within them, imagined the universe deprived of a guide and order, at the mercy of chance... - St. Basil the Great

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Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity
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