Many … wish to reject the word God as a legitimate usage, because it is so misused. It is indeed the most heavily laden of all the words … For that very reason it is the most imperishable and most indispensable. What does all mistaken talk about God’s being and works (though there has been, and can be, no other talk about these) matter in comparison with the one truth that all … who have addressed God had God Himself in mind?

Martin Buber, I and Thou, Translated by Ronald Gregor Smith, Scribner Classics, 2000 (1956), 77.

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