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If the Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions, With What Do We Pave the Road to Heaven?


  • June 7, 2022
  • /   The Epoch Times
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If the Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions With What Do We Pave the Road to Heaven
Commentary There is a reason nearly everyone is familiar with the saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” The reason is, of course, that it is true and therefore it helps explain why there is so much evil. Take the 20th century, the bloodiest century on record, in which about 100 million people—all noncombatants—were murdered by despotic regimes, nearly all of them communist. Many of the people who supported communism—both outside and inside communist countries—thought they were doing good. The Soviet Communist Party’s Gulag Archipelago; the Holodomor (the communists’ deliberate starvation of 5 million-plus Ukrainians); the Cambodian killing fields (the communist massacre of about a quarter of the Cambodian people); the Chinese communist government’s mass starvation and other forms of killing of more than 60 million of its own people; and the creation of the world’s largest prison camp, communist North Korea—the roads to all these communist hells were paved by many people who had (or believed themselves to have had) good intentions....
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