Sunday, September 20, 2009

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on rights trumping responsibility

The West has finally achieved the rights of man . . . but man's sense of responsibility to God and society has grown dimmer and dimmer.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn quoted by Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin, 173.

4 comments:

nAncY said...

really like the new photo of you and deb.

Ted M. Gossard said...

nAncY,
Thanks.

That was this summer in Dallas, at night high up in a slowly turning structure overlooking the city, when we visited my sister there.

Diane said...

Nice quote by Solzhenitsyn. I almost get the feeling sometimes that people think being irresponsible is a right.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Diane,
Yes. Responsibility doesn't seem to have the place in society that rights do, for sure. Though people find out that they can't really live that way, or live well that way.