To L. Stehli
Dear Frau Stehli, 31 October 1952
Were I not old and ill I would take the trouble to explain to you personally why human ideas· of God are not necessarily right.
God is something unknowable. An old German mystic has said: “God is a sigh in our souls.”
Paul, as you know, said something similar.1 My personal religious convictions are not shaken in the slightest by the fearful contradictions in the Biblical texts.
I just wanted to tell you this to set your mind at rest.
With kind regards, C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 86-87
1 Conceivably Romans 8:26: ” … the spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words” (RSV) .