Fyodor Dostoevski


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That's the logic implied by the famous line falsely attributed to Fyodor Dostoevski: "If God does not exist, everything is permitted." It's what lies behind the fear that if gays are allowed to marry, marriage generally would somehow be threatened, including the sanctity of one's own.
Like his favorite writer Fyodor Dostoevski, Wright understood that while a permissive society might be attractive in the short run, in the long run it experienced madness, despair, and cultural collapse.
In The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevski states that "the earth is soaked from its crust to its very centre with the tears of humanity".