Friday, January 25, 2019


Proof of God's Existence

E.M. Cioran (1911-1995), Tears and Saints, tr. Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), p. 66:
Listening to Bach, one sees God come into being. His music generates divinity.

After a Bach oratorio, cantata, or passion, one feels that God must be. Otherwise, Bach's music would be only heartrending illusion.

Theologians and philosophers wasted so many days and nights searching for proofs of his existence, ignoring the only valid one: Bach.

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