|Illustration from a Body Psalms design|
Ours is a culture growing away from the traditional sense of cohesion that the west has enjoyed since its dawning. The microbiologist Jacques Monod pointed out that societies have always derived their knowledge and their values from the same source. Our source was our religious faith. Over the last few hundred years though we've kept faith as our source of values, we've replaced our source of our knowledge with science. Ours is the first culture in history to do so. No wonder we feel so out of sorts; we are looking in two directions to find our center!