“The human world of today has not grown cold, but . . . it is ardently searching for a God proportionate to the new dimensions of a Universe whose appearance has completely revolutionized the scale of our faculty of worship. And it is because the total Unity of which we dream still seems to beckon in two different directions, toward the zenith and toward the horizon, that we see the dramatic growth of a whole race of the “spiritually stateless” — human beings torn between [an atheism] whose depersonalizing effect revolts them and a Christianity so lukewarm in human terms that it sickens them.”
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “The Future of Man“, p. 268.