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Today we are searching for the common ground upon which humans of all origins and faiths can meaningfully meet to contemplate the world, ready to acquire their own history from anew, to clean it and to transform it, but not to surrender it. . .
No one who is religious comes to philosophy, for he does not need it. No one who truly philosophizes is religious; he walks without strings to lead him–dangerously, but in freedom.
–Karl Jaspers, Der philosophische Glaube angesichts der Offenbarung p. 17 (1962) (S.H. transl.)
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”