Thomas Merton Quote

“The most awful tyranny is that of the proximate utopia where the last sins are currently being eliminated and where, tomorrow, there will be no sins because all the sinners have been wiped out.”

~ Thomas Merton


Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

(-; pretty scary, way to accurate ;-) I'm not sure its the most awful tyranny but, just look at Mr. Obomunist Goodwrench the assassin and the elimination of those sinners in seal team 6

Kimo, USA
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Kimo, USA    9/1/11

without knowing sin , [eveil] one cannot know good. All part of the American experience, living free.

Byron, Fort Collins

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -C. S. Lewis English essayist (1898 - 1963)

jim k, Austin, Tx

A great quote from C.S.Lewis. Byron, thanks a million for sending this.

Mike, Norwalk

Byron, great on topic quote, thanks AND ! ! ! Thank you editor for all you continuing efforts these many years ! ! ! Phenomenal information

E Archer, NYC

A solemn truth. We should mourn the hundreds of millions that have been wiped out in the name of peace and progress.


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