Today the unnecessary suffering on this earth is great for people who could have “known better,” and should have been taught better by their religions. In the West, religion became preoccupied with telling people what to know more than how to know, and telling people what to see more than how to see. We ended up seeing Holy Things faintly, trying to understand Great Things with a whittled-down mind, and trying to love God with our own small and divided heart. It has been like trying to view the galaxies with a $5 pair of binoculars.
from The Naked Now; Learning to See as the Mystics See
Chapter: We Should Have “Known” Better