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Václav Vacek: Doesn’t Life End with Death?

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: January 16, 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

Are you also tormented by the meaningless of death? Not just when loved ones die? We humbly ask whether posing questions is futile or a privilege of ours. There are more questions than answers. Hopefully we will get closer to some of the answers.

Meeting with Václav Vacek, the parish priest in Letohrad.


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Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay

„Technology – that child of modern science, which in turn is a child of modern metaphysics – is out of humanity’s control, has ceased to serve us, has enslaved us and compelled us to participate in the preparation of our own destruction. And humanity can find no way out: we have no idea and no faith, and even less do we have a political conception to help us bring things back under human control. We look on helplessly as that coldly functioning machine we have created inevitably engulfs us, tearing us away from our natural affiliations (for instance, from our habitat in the widest sense of that word, including our habitat in the biosphere) just as it removes us from the experience of Being and casts us into the world of “existences”.“

Václav Havel:
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