"The prince of this world blinds people who then walk like blind men, feeling their way and because of this they are constantly falling into one bog after another. Science is fraud when its facts are taken as something absolute, for tomorrow's scientific knowledge will contradict today's; most art is a deliberate distortion; politics has always been full of deceit, lies, crimes. Here everything must be understood in reverse---what they call life is but superficial, horrible pettiness, emptiness, lies with out end; in a word, it is the 'age of falsehood,' the kingdom of the prince of this world."
from Abbot Nikon: Letters to Spiritual Children
Source: Abbot Nikon: Letters to Spiritual Children
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