"[...] Everything that interests us, the meaning of life in relation to death, is categorically unknowable since every question that demands such knowledge is a 'bad question.' And at bottom, that is what we know today: that we can know everything except that which interests us."


"[Man] is a groundless being that can be objectified. Within this consensus nests a specific negative religiosity, the mirror of Western religiosity. Contrary to our naively atheist parents, we are profoundly religious, although perversely so. However, it is questionable whether our profound religious experience is solace."

                     — Vilém Flusser