No Future Without Forgiveness Themes

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The Wickedness in Humanity

Tutu notes that in a report entitled Apartheid Terrorism, which is published in October 1989, the destabilization caused by the South African Defense Force. This is responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million people, 4 million refugees, the destruction of $60 million USD in assets, and the deaths of 100,000 elephants and rhinos between 1980 and 1988. The brutality of social activity is staggering and Tutu wonders how human beings are capable of sustained cruelty and wickedness on such a scale.

No Future without Forgiveness is a study in human wickedness. The apartheid regime is based on racial hatred where it uproots families, kills resistors, and impoverishes millions in the name of race. Race is a morally arbitrary feature of a human person. The racism propagated by the apartheid government is so powerful that it conditions blacks and whites however to think of whites as superior to blacks. Tutu even admits that...

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