And I respect individuality, I respect freedom. In a democratic world, determinism has no place. Otherwise, Adolf Hitler is simply doing what is determined, killing ten million people; he’s not responsible. Responsibility is possible only if life is accidental.
So everything is accidental, and it is a great excitement because it is unpredictable, too.
We’ve seen that.
Do you think your life personally was in danger here?
It is always in danger, everybody’s life everywhere, because life is between two points, between birth and death. One point has happened, the second is bound to happen. So how it happens does not matter; and where it happens, who cares!
So my whole insistence is to live in this moment and live totally, because the next moment may never come.
Do you believe these things happened, though – the deception of you and others – for a reason? Why?
None. Just human nature, just lust for power.
A power struggle?
How can a power struggle occur in a religious setting like this?