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Dr. Ravi Zacharias: “What It Means to be Human”

April 6, 2017

Here is a presentation by apologist and thinker Dr. Ravi Zacharias on “What It Means to be Human”.  Here he seeks to present a Biblical view on this question, and I believe he does so.  And here is a quote from the YouTube page that I really like:

If we present a man with a concept of man which is not true, we may well corrupt him. When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine, as a bundle of instincts, as a pawn of drives and reactions, as a mere product of instinct, heredity and environment, we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone.
I became acquainted with the last stage of that corruption in my second concentration camp, Auschwitz. The gas chambers of Auschwitz were the ultimate consequence of the theory that man is nothing but the product of heredity and environment; or as the Nazi liked to say, ‘of Blood and Soil.’ I am absolutely convinced that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek were ultimately prepared not in some Ministry or other in Berlin, but rather at the desks and lecture halls of nihilistic scientists and philosophers.

― Viktor E. Frankl

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