Friday, February 27, 2009

Solzhenitsyn Speaks

You listen.

“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?”

3 comments:

sarah said...

I love, love, love this quotation. Can we put it up on our wall somewhere?

Too bad we missed having him over for tea... :(

Christopher said...

I would love to have this quote on our wall somewhere. Let's do it.

Yes, tea with Solzhenitsyn is going to have to wait. He's a little indisposed at the moment.

On another note, I hear that one sip of the tea in heaven is worth more than all the tea in China.

suneal said...

Here is what wikipedia said of some of his views regarding atheism.

"He described the problems of both East and West as "a disaster" rooted in atheism and Dechristianisation. He referred to it as "the calamity of an autonomous, irreligious humanistic consciousness."

"It has made man the measure of all things on earth—imperfect man, who is never free of pride, self-interest, envy, vanity, and dozens of other defects. We are now paying for the mistakes which were not properly appraised at the beginning of the journey. On the way from the Renaissance to our days we have enriched our experience, but we have lost the concept of a Supreme Complete Entity which used to restrain our passions and our irresponsibility."