Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The line dividing good and evil

From the Washington Post/ABC News poll:
By an almost 2-1 margin, or 59-to-31 percent, those interviewed support the CIA’s brutal methods, with the vast majority of supporters saying they produced valuable intelligence.
I am reminded of this quote from Alexander Solzhenitsyn:
If only it were all so simple! 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?
That's also why Jesus said, "Let he who is without sin case the first stone." Rooting out evil is first and foremost a process of self-reflection.


  1. We are why we can't have nice things.

  2. ...it has to be said ....the torture did NOT produce the results.... there are documents that prove this...but once again you have the MSM being complicit with the torture mongers by giving Cheney a platform for his lies and distortions which muddies the waters and lends credibility to his words....

    and of course let us not underestimate the role that racism plays in people feeling that these are not really human beings..worthy of humanity....much in the same way that our country justified slavery....lynching and police terror....

    sometimes it is hard to see the mountaintop....

    but let me say Nancy.....i appreciate you...i am thankful for your insight...bless you