Posts Tagged by Auschwitz
|October 27, 2010||Posted by Joseph Keysor under Blog|
In his autobiographical narrative Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi describes a death camp selection in which weak prisoners were designated to be killed. He calls it an abomination “which no propitiatory prayer, no pardon, no expiation by the guilty, which nothing at all in the power of man can ever clean again.” Primo Levi was […]
|February 26, 2009||Posted by admin under Excerpts, Holocaust, original sin|
The failure to understand the dark reality of original sin has nullified from the outset the vast majority of attempts to come to grips with the evils of the Third Reich. People with no firm convictions concerning righteousness, holiness, sin, or evil wander in a maze when they try to understand these matters. They are certain that the Nazis were evil, but are unable to provide any convincing or coherent explanation of the delight in cruelty that is one of the most outstanding features of the Holocaust. A real explanation is possible within a biblical framework. For those who see human nature as basically good, Hitler will forever remain an insoluble riddle—as will many of life’s other problems.