Registered On: April 2, 2014
“If there is no God everything is permitted”-Dostoevsky.
You’re evidently fond of this quote Bill, because you’re always mentioning it. But you need to find out who said it, and in what context.
Some say it wasn’t by Dostoevsky himself, but one of his characters in ‘The Brothers Karamazov’.
But, unless you know the context in which the author placed the character, you can’t really make sense of the quote, or what it means. Maybe the character was a religious fanatic, who is immediately shown up to be narrow and simple-minded by others in the story.
Some say too, that this quote was not by Dostoevsky, but by JP Sartre in ‘Being and Nothingness’, and was intended as a topic of debate over the predicament of existential thought.
Whatevs. You need to check the context to get the meaning.