"People think they want pleasure, recognition, popularity, status, and power, but the pursuit of these things leads to emptiness, delusion, and foolishness. God has set eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11), and our deepest desires are fulfillment (love, joy, peace), reality (that which does not fade away), and wisdom (skill in living). The only path to this true fulfillment lies in consciously choosing God’s value system over what this world offers."

- Kenneth Boa, Conformed to His Image
Norway's "Memory Wound"

In 2011, 77 Norwegians were killed on July 22nd. Norway's prime minister said, "A paradise island has been transformed into a hell."

Now, the country plans to develop a memorial on Utoeya island by cutting through it and sealing it with the victims' names. They are calling it "Memory Wound." "Visitors to the memorial, which is titled Memory Wound, will by guided down a pathway through the island's forest into a tunnel that leads to the wound. The tunnel ends abruptly at the cut, where visitors will be able to see to the other side," reports The Verge.

See large mock-ups of the memorial.

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Comments on "Norway's "Memory Wound"":
1. Lars Walker - 03/06/2014 9:52 pm EST

I learned recently that Utoya Island is a special place for Norwegian Leftists. As you and I might think of a beloved Bible camp from our childhoods, that's how Norwegian Leftists -- from Labor to Communist -- think about their traditional retreat at Utoya.

But that does not diminish the horror and outrage of the murder of defenseless children. They deserve their memorial.

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