On God

“….In My Universities (1922) Gorky describes a peasant he encountered in a village near Kazan who “pictured God as a large, handsome old man, the kindly, clever master of the universe who could not conquer evil only because “He cannot be everywhere at once, too many men have been born for that. But he will succeed, you see. But I can’t understand Christ at all! He serves no purpose as far as I’m concerned. There is God and that’s enough. But now there’s another! The son, they say. So what if he’s God’s son. God isn’t dead, not that I know of’….”

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