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Offline Servos

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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2012, 02:25:36 PM »
I have no desire to read anything of Tolstoy, the fact that he was an apostate to the faith and accepted his excommunication is disgusting.

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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2012, 03:05:14 PM »
I have no desire to read anything of Tolstoy, the fact that he was an apostate to the faith and accepted his excommunication is disgusting.

You must find reading everything except Bible rather hard, don't you.

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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2012, 04:10:28 PM »
I'm not sure if this was already posted, but it's an interesting exchange between the Russian Book Union and a spokesman for the Church on Leo Tolstoy: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/42983.htm
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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2012, 06:56:03 PM »
I have read a great deal by Tolstoy including his philosophical and religious works as well as several biographies. From what I've read, he was a restless man who was tormented by numerous demons that he couldn't put to rest. In some ways, he was constantly wrestling with himself and God because he wanted everything to be absolutely perfect. As far as his writings are concerned, I have always found that his literary works (Anna Karenina, various short stories, Resurrection) are enlightening and shine a profound light on the human condition. However, he is nowhere near Dostoyevsky or Solzhenitsyn (my favorite Russian authors).

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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2012, 01:14:53 PM »
What do you think of the writer whom Dostoyevsky praised and admired, and who inspired Gandhi? The anarchist-socialist, and a Christian who was excommunicated from the Church in Russia, and whose influence extends to today.

Do you love him, hate him, or something else? I'd like to hear your thoughts (and your favorite works of course).
I think he should be a saint and that his excomunication was done fraudulently and was not a decision led by the Holy Spirit but by politicians
I find it incredible that they feared a pacifist vegan who preached denial of riches and power so that we could all spend more time loving Christ.
My favorite book is The Kingdom of God is Within You
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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #50 on: October 27, 2012, 01:23:38 PM »
What do you think of the writer whom Dostoyevsky praised and admired, and who inspired Gandhi? The anarchist-socialist, and a Christian who was excommunicated from the Church in Russia, and whose influence extends to today.

Do you love him, hate him, or something else? I'd like to hear your thoughts (and your favorite works of course).
I think he should be a saint and that his excomunication was done fraudulently and was not a decision led by the Holy Spirit but by politicians
I find it incredible that they feared a pacifist vegan who preached denial of riches and power so that we could all spend more time loving Christ.
My favorite book is The Kingdom of God is Within You
I apologize, I meant to write "I don't think he should be a saint but..."
I'm a little slow in the morning
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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2012, 02:10:13 PM »
I Love tolstoy. One of my most favorite writers.
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Re: Your thoughts on Tolstoy?
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2012, 02:24:47 PM »
What do you think of the writer whom Dostoyevsky praised and admired, and who inspired Gandhi? The anarchist-socialist, and a Christian who was excommunicated from the Church in Russia, and whose influence extends to today.

Do you love him, hate him, or something else? I'd like to hear your thoughts (and your favorite works of course).
I think he should be a saint and that his excomunication was done fraudulently and was not a decision led by the Holy Spirit but by politicians
I find it incredible that they feared a pacifist vegan who preached denial of riches and power so that we could all spend more time loving Christ.
My favorite book is The Kingdom of God is Within You

I thought he denied the church totally and completely, as well as the sacraments. I am not passing judgement, I am just stating What I have read on an article that a lady here posted a link to. Therefore, how could he be a saint? On the other hand I totally agree with you.
“God has no religion.”
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