Religion is hard to reconcile with modern life, and many people don’t even try. I don’t say this because modern life is of this world and this world is sinful (as a matter of fact, it isn’t) but because, whether the avowedly religious choose to confront this or not, religion is based on many pre-modern forms of knowledge. Even the most reformed of Christians sitting tight in his busy suburbia must needs handle a brazen old book packed tight with mention of the “languages of the angels”, the “spiritual authorities of darkness”, of magi obeying the dictates of the stars…

Dimitris Almyrantis

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