Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wisdom from a Russia prophet about atrocity and evil.

Though he passed away several years ago, the wisdom of Alexander Solzihenitsyn is still relevant and timely.  Here are some of his past observations.

Why did Russia face such awful atrocities under the Communist revolution?
If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”   —Interview with Joseph Pearce, 2003
And where does evil lie? 
 If only there were evil people somewhere insidi­ously committing evil deeds, and it were neces­sary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? —The Gulag Archipelago  
Some things never change.  If we fail to learn from the past, we'll repeat the consequences.

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