We discover slowly that silence is the path to encounter God. If that is true, then the noise of the world obstructs this path becoming, as Cardinal Sarah says, the dictatorship of noise.
Indeed, Cardinal Sarah states, “Those in control of this world no longer think that they have to fight; they have reached another stage that consists essentially of creating the new man.”
This new man is not made in the silence of God’s image, but rather in the fragmented image of a fractured world. It is a noisy world dominated by the demonic, making silence inextricably bound up with salvation. According to Cardinal Sarah, “God is silence, and the devil is noisy. From the beginning, Satan has sought to mask his lies beneath a deceptive, resonant agitation.”