The Unavoidable God Question
“The question of God’s existence runs, mercury-like, through the discussion and evaluation of all the other questions which stimulate or depress the minds of men. Today, smack in the middle of the age of scientism, technology, and the myth of progress, there is not a problem that can be put in perspective or given the hope of enduring resolution except in terms of our answer to the basic question posed briefly but definitely in the phrase of the scholastics: Utrum Deus sit? (‘Is there a God?’) Ultimately, the answer to that question and to the built-in question that follows from it—i.e., What kind of a God is God, if He exists?—is the beginning of the answer to any other questions worth asking.”
John Cardinal Wright, Prefect, Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, Introduction: The Gods of Atheism, 1970 by Fr. Vincent Miceli S.J.