28 April 2005

new feature: The Thursday Q & A

Albert Camus
"Mr Camus, since you do not believe that people can escape into religion, aren't you afraid that young people today will be led into a dangerous neglect of action?"

"If it were not possible nowadays to live or act without reference to God, then perhaps a very great number of people in the West would be condemned to sterility. Young people know this very well. And if I feel so great a solidarity with so many students, for example, it is because we are all confronted with the same problem, and because I am confident that, like me, they want to solve it by trying to act more effectively and to serve man."
from Lyrical and Critical Essays, p. 347

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