The Brothers Karamazov

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Boy #2

Krasotkin seems so wise to the others.  But sometimes I think that he’s just a parrot, squawking back the things he reads without really knowing anything.  He calls himself a socialist.  He says that there is no God.  He says that Christianity has enslaved the poor.  He says that if Christ lived now he would be a revolutionary.  (All from p. 554). What is Kolya saying?  I reject God, but I accept his Son?  How can Christ exist in a world without God?  Or is a Godless Christ the very essence of “socialism”?

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