Religion: Return to God

Solzhenitsyn speaks out

"The entire 20th century is being sucked into the vortex of atheism and self-destruction," the stern speaker warned his hushed audience. "We can only reach with determination for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently pushed away . .. There is nothing else to cling to in the landslide."

The man at the lectern in London's Guildhall last week was Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who received this year's $170,000 Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion. The award, inaugurated in 1972 by U.S. Mutual Fund Wizard John M. Templeton, cited the Nobel-prizewinning Soviet exile as...

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