"In the world in which we live, in which people have been detached from any religious tradition, there is still a sense of loss. People know that they are missing something, but don't know how to identify it. That's one reason for thinking it has been stolen from them. They look around at the people are at ease in the world and people who are successful and people who are on good terms with themselves, and think of them as the one who have done the stealing.
That is a dangerous attitude and that is surely part of what erupts in all these strange academic disciplines like gender studies which simply have as their goal the undermining of the existing order without anything positive to put in its place. Those academic studies recruit people all the time from this fund of isolation, this sense of loss without an ability to identify the thing that has been lost."
Sir Roger Scruton