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2016-01-13 10:13:01 Post No. 7580069
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/lit/, what book should I read if I am seeking to find redemptive value in evil? To explain more, I am expecting to experience political oppression, and potential systematic extermination in a concentration camp, within a year or so. I say this because my studies of environmental science, have informed me that Earth is actually undergoing the 6th mass extinction, and it is undergoing abrupt climate change. The head of Cambridge's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Peter Wadhams, has said that Arctic methane emissions, are so severe, that consequent absorption of solar radiation, will warm the interiors of large continents in a way that will inflict agricultural yield deficits.
Realistic group conflict theory states that in times of resource scarcity, human populations divide themselves into in-group, and out-group, and exterminate all out-group members to enable in-group members greater levels of consumption of scarce resources.
So I expect to be an out-group member. I am inspired by Saint Maximilian Kolbe's death in Auschwitz. I have just completed a short book written with the intention of decreasing as much fear as possible in as many readers as possible, to decrease the severity of impending extermination of out-group members. The book's main focus is on philosophy and spirituality. My journalist friend is currently giving it a proper editorial start.
So what book should I read in preparing for entering into the darkest of darkness, with my faith in, and love of God still intact? The book that I just wrote, was already all about that, but I'm looking for another example in fiction, something to base my life experience off.