Religion: Last Words

"Suppose you had only a quarter of an hour to live . . ." asked the French weekly Arts of a number of France's top intelligentsia. "What kind of last message would you address to your fellow citizens?" Sample answers:

Francois Mauriac, Nobel Prize-winning novelist: "Step back a little . . . leave me alone, face to face with this eternity which I have not been able to face since I entered this world . . ."

Prince Louis de Broglie, Nobel Prize-winning physicist: "Maybe the entire universe . . . from atom to spiral nebulae, is nothing but a tiny speck of...

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