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Saturday, August 07, 2004

"We Better All Pray That There's Really No Hell"

I am not religious, so I don't fear hell, at least not consciously. However, I do believe in the existence of morals, and their importance for the living. I think Mr Hoffman describes very vividly the feeling of moral outrage and hopelessness which many people, myself included, face time and again when great tragedies like the genocide in Rwanda, or in Sudan, or many other world's tragedies are allowed to happen to the tune of inaction on the part of those who have the means to prevent them. I believe that there is no such thing as inaction. Inaction, in my opinion, is merely one of the many courses of action available to us. And we are responsible for our actions,- and that includes inaction.

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