|"God cannot be known except by Himself, and this is |
the supreme or 'total' degree of knowledge." (HERE)
[...] But most extraordinary of all is perhaps the claim to set up this abnormal civilization as the very type of all civilization, to regard it as Civilization with a capital letter, and even as the only one which deserves the name. Extraordinarily too, and also complimentary to this illusion, is the belief in 'progress', considered no less absolutely, and naturally identified, at heart, with this material development which absorbs the entire activity of the modern West [...] Moreover we cannot help noticing that, like all propagandists, the apostles of tolerance, truth to tell, are very often the most intolerant of men. Those who wished to overthrow all dogma have created for their own use, we will not say a new dogma, but a caricature of dogma, which they have succeeded in imposing on the Western world in general; in this way there have been established, under the pretext of "freedom of thought", the most chimerical beliefs that have ever been seen at any time, under the form of these different idols.
In any case, what Westerners call civilization, the others would call barbarity, because it is precisely lacking in the essential, that is to say a principle of a higher order (see also HERE).