The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 7 (The Grand Inquisitor)
Infant buddy Sage Turk is back to talk with Heather about one of her favorite things.
“The Grand Inquisitor” is a poem in Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). It is recited by Ivan, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alyosha, a novice monk. “The Grand Inquisitor” is an important part of the novel and one of the best-known passages in modern literature because of its ideas about human nature and freedom, and its fundamental ambiguity.