ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN (LINK)
“There comes a time in life….NOW, that you wonder if anyone out there ever had any morals. Recent days and particularly the night before last inspired me to post this now. I believe people have forgotten God; you’d think that they would feel , well, a little lost, maybe misguided and just maybe, a little repentant at the things, people, ideas that they’ve supported- being disgustingly sinful and perverse.
It turns my stomach to hear about people who encourage and support alternative lifestyles that God disproves of. However, when we read Roman chpt. 1 we can see that it’s the Lord’s work, judgment upon these “alternative” people. Nothing really you can do about these reprobates except stand in righteousness and supporting right living, and encouraging those around us to always remember God and the morals He instills in us. I hope these next several post will do just that.” –Moraldiplomat
‘As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social consciousness of our nation.
Under the decades-long assault and militant radicalism of many so-called “liberal” and “progressive” elites, God has been progressively erased from our public and educational institutions, to be replaced with all manner of delusion, perversion, corruption, violence, decadence, and insanity.
It is no coincidence that as Marxist ideologies and secularist principles engulf the culture and pervert mainstream thinking, individual freedoms and liberties are rapidly disappearing. As a consequence, Americans feel increasingly more powerless and subjugated by some of the most radical and hypocritical, least democratic, and characterless individuals our society has ever produced.
Those of us who have experienced and witnesses first-hand the atrocities and terror of communism understand fully why such evil takes root, how it grows and deceives, and the kind of hell it will ultimately unleash on the innocent and the faithful. Godlessness is always the first step towards tyranny and oppression!
Nobel laureate, Orthodox Christian author, and Russian dissident, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, in his “Godlessness: the First Step to the Gulag” address, given when he received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion on May of 1983, explained how the Russian revolution and the communist takeover were facilitated by an atheistic mentality an a long process of secularization which alienated the people from God and traditional Christian morality and beliefs. He rightly concluded: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” ‘
The text of his Templeton Address is provided below. The parallels with the current state of the world and moral decay in American society are striking and frightening. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear!
The Templeton Address
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
‘More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older 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 fifty 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 sixty 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.
What is more, the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century, against the background of what has since occurred in the rest of the world. What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.“——————
“When we aspire to quote others worthy of being quoted, we often treat them as such, like any other well spoken, “making sense” kind of person. But no others stand out in the quote arena more than people who are believers in God, lovers of people, defenders of morality and heartfelt desires of freedom.
People like that are willing to endure all, sacrifice much, entertain ridicule and name calling (haters) even to the point of losing one’s own life for it….That person above many deserve to be heard in spite of their silence from grave. It’s for this man’s integrity and his sincere dignity that I present ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN a well known writer and man of God- if you’re new to his name and work; may you find a newfound friend in this ghosts of patriots and freedom fighters past, yours.
I believe his story and words are worth hearing/reading because his story is our story, now more than ever.
More from Alexander later!” –Moraldiplomat