Fyodor Dostoevsky

(this post may be updated) The 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s birthday is approaching (Nov 11.). I’ve just started going through one of his “Notes”.. “Iniquity” is a biblical concept, and Dostoevsky defined it quite well here: “Despite all conceivable points of view, everyone agrees that there are such crimes, which always and everywhere, according […]

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Twenty years ago in Afghanistan

September 11, 2001. That was twenty years ago. I used to read international news in the Stockholm City library’s newspaper room. There were among other things articles about some Christian missionaries in Afghanistan who had been arrested by the Talibans on suspicion of violating Sharia laws on proselytism. This was in August 2001. And I […]

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A Confession

The other day I was able to read the last part of a book in russian that shook the Russian society last year , not least it’s  Orthodox circles – “Ispoved” (= Confession) by Maria Kikot. It hasn’t been heard of much in the West, as I see. Not in any western european language, anyway. She writes […]

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“Oh, no !” – said C-3PO

  For me it was a kind of relief to read about this Jedi self-critic in “Labyrinth of evil“, by James Luceno:     “..Anakin was suffering, and the only balm he (Obi-Wan) offered were Jedi platitudes..“   (p. 344)                                 […]

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