Meaning to Our Existence

by admin ~ August 4th, 2018. Filed under: Brandenburg.

Before he died, Alexander Solzhenitsyn warned, “The West is on the verge of collapse created by its own hands. Between good and evil, there is an irreconcilable contradiction. One cannot build one’s own national life without regard for this distinction. We, the oppressed people of Russia, watch with anguish the tragic enfeeblement of Europe. We offer you the experience of our own suffering. We would like you to accept it without having to pay the monstrous price of death and slavery that we have paid.” What Solzhenitsyn warned was what Neitzche predicted with his so-called “death of God” a century before: “What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism. . . . For some time now, our whole European culture has been moving as toward a catastrophe, with a tortured tension that is growing from decade to decade: restlessly, violently, headlong, like a river that wants to reach the end, that no longer reflects, that is afraid to reflect.” For the Marxists, the state was god and for the Nazis, everything was blood and soil. However, without God there is no meaning to our existence. Francis Schaeffer wrote, “Our society now functions with no fixed ethics,” and “a small group of people decide arbitrarily what, from their viewpoint, is for the good of society at that precise moment and they make it law.” The world of the 21st century with increasing alienation from God easily could surpass the twentieth century in tyranny, ungodliness, and violence.

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