Today one can be a religious and pious person in the old, traditional sense, but one still inescapably lives entirely in the spirit of modern science, thanks to the existing literature one encounters in newspapers, books and in the community at large. As a result, no matter how strong the appeal to separate faith from scientific knowledge, this scientific knowledge acts as criticism of faith in all possible areas, leading to the loss and disintegration of faith in many people nowadays. It is already happening and will keep on happening unless there is a total turnaround, in the spiritual sense, in all these areas.
Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 82 – Damit der Mensch ganz Mensch werde – The Hague, April 7, 1922 (page 27)
Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger