Dr. Taylor is onto something here:

Dr. Charles Taylor

Dr. Charles Taylor

“What was formerly sin is often now seen as sickness.” ― “What we have here is a shift in framework: certain human struggles, questions, issues, difficulties, problems are moved from a moral/spiritual to a therapeutic register.” ― “The denial of much traditionally understood spiritual reality has been a crucial factor in the therapeutic turn.” ― “…a crucial feature of a purely immanentist therapy is that the cure of these incapacities is held to involve ― or even demand ― our repudiation of, or at least distancing from, any aspirations to the transcendent, like religious faith.” ― Regarding therapy: “It is just as a total metaphysic that it risks generating perverse results: its attempts to treat our ailments can end up further stifling the spirit in us, and fastening other incapacities more firmly on us.” ― “The other source of the triumph of the therapeutic is the desire to do away with the category of sin, which attributes at some level an ill will to the sinner.” ― “Neo-Nietzscheans and secular humanists together condemn religion and reject any good beyond life.”

Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh

“…Hollow men, who, knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing, [have] lost the ability to feel or think deeply about anything.” Evelyn Waugh ― from A Secular Age, Copyright © 2007 by Charles Taylor, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England, 2007, Pages 618, 619, 622, 623, 633, 637, and 734.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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