Horizon: Zero Dawn and the beauty of annihilation
 
Art became the reason I gave up God. Reading great works of literature, I realised the experience of the numinous and transcendent was not solely the domain of those claiming a direct line to divinity. Indeed, for me, a god was irrelevant for experiencing what many assert is central to faith. These moments of wonder arise not just because a talented artist points at something beautiful through their skill, but because they capture some part of life within the frame of creativity. In Horizon: Zero Dawn, I experienced such a moment when I ascended a mountain.

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