Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-Thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.

John Updike (1932-2009) American writer
Self-Consciousness: Memoirs, ch. 6 (1989)
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