Saturday, January 30, 2016

Quote by Martin Buber


Martin Buber
Here is a haunting quote from the book The Eclipse of God by Martin Buber.

Time and again, when I ask well-conditioned young souls, "Why do you give up your dearest possession, your personal integrity?" they answer me, "Even this, this most difficult sacrifice, is the thing that is needed in order that...." It makes no difference, "in order that equality may come" or "in order that freedom may come," it makes no difference! And they bring the sacrifice faithfully. In the realm of Moloch honest men lie and compassionate men torture. And they really and truly believe that brother-murder will prepare the way for brotherhood! There appears to be no escape from the most evil of all idolatry.

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