Arthur Quotes in The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
It is impossible to believe anything in a world that has ceased to regard man as man, which repeatedly “proves” that one is no longer a man.
One really begins to think that God is on leave. Otherwise the present state of things wouldn’t be possible […] What the old woman had said in no way shocked me, she had simply stated what I had long felt to be true.
“Why,” I asked, “is there no general law of guilt and expiation? Has every religion its own ethics, its own answers?”