As they say from time to time on radio or TV: you might want to have children go into the other room for this one. I share this only to illustrate a simple point — one that Alexander Solzynitsin once made (having lifted it from Fyodor Dostoevsky): that the potential for unmitigated evil exists within all of us.
It was 1941, and an 18-year-old Jew had been sent to the clinic with a foot inflammation… instead of treating the prisoner’s foot, [SS doctor Aribert] Heim anesthetized him, cut him open, castrated him, took apart one kidney and removed the second… the victim’s head was removed and the flesh boiled off so that Heim could keep it on display.
INXS put it nicely also. It’s not clear why this is a lead story on the AP wire right now aside from this being Heim’s 93rd birthday. He may have been dead for some time. Or not.
The point is the same: human nature has not and will not ‘progress’ without submission to Christ’s saving work and will. The notion that ‘progressives’ want to sell us is that it can. They are wrong.