Saturday, February 27, 2010

There is only one sin. . .

That is THEFT!
Every other sin is a variation of theft.
When you kill a man, you steal a life, you steal his wife's right to be a husband, rob his children of a father.
When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth.
When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

from the book "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hossenii

WOW! what a book. The Soviet invasion of Aghanistan sends Amir's family to the United States, but he returns there as an adult during the Taliban rule to atone for his sins to Hassan.
The Denver Post says The Kite Runner "ranks among the best-written and provocative stories of the year so far.'

I first read "the Thousand Splendid Suns" which depict the waves of pain and suffering millions undergo in each day, the value of their sacrifice and their hope! I loved it so much I thought that I would read this one and it was as equally exciting along with sadness.

The both sure make you think of the pain and suffering these people have endured.

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