Monday, October 29, 2007

Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Wenders Away from God

re: James M. Kushiner: "Image journal, published by Gregory Wolfe, has "Why Believe in God?" for its Fall 2007 cover story. German film director Wim Wenders has a brief entry in this symposium of artists and writers. In it he writes: //start quote// I've been away from God for a large part of my life, so I remember his absence. No, that's the wrong way to say it. He wasn't absent, I was. I had gone into exile of my own free will. I meandered through all sorts of philosophies, surrogate enlightenments, adventures of mind, socialism, existentialism, psychoanalysis (another ersatz religion). Some of these I won't deny or badmouth. I'm happy to have been there--and back. /I remember how tentatively I started to pray again. I remember how that slowly changed me. I remember how I wept when I realized I had finally come home, when I felt that I was found again. /And how that feeling slowly transformed into a certainty..."...

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