“Our society’s glorification of the passions is a clear and direct result of our rejection of God, our pride, and our idolatry. And as long as our society rejects God, as long as it clings stubbornly to its own pride, and as long as it refuses to stop worshipping its chosen idols, the likelihood that we will be able to dissuade it from glamorizing its own slavery by brilliant arguments or beautiful speech is precisely zero.”

(Hieromonk Gabriel, ‘Remembering Sion’)