Sep 27, 2010

Men Have Forgotten God

Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a
number of old people offer the following explanation for the great
disasters that had befallen Russia: "Men have forgotten God; that's why
all this has happened." Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years
working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read
hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have
already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of
clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked
today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the
ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I
could not put it more accurately than to repeat: "Men have forgotten
God; that's why all this has happened."
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Sep 23, 2010

(anti)social networking...

I've been playing around with Twitter for a day or so, and now I *think* I have things fairly well-integrated. We'll see just how much of a feedback loop this produces once it gets propagated.