“The cruelty of atheism is hard to believe when man has no faith in the reward of good or the punishment of evil. there is no reason to be human. There is no restraint from the depths of evil which is in man. The communist torturers often said, “There is no God, no hereafter, no punishment for evil. We can do what we wish.” I have heard one torturer even say, “I thank God, in whom I don’t believe, that I have lived to this hour when I can express all the evil that is in my heart.” He expressed it in unbelievable brutality and torture infl[i]cted on prisoners.” – Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ, 34
Richard Wurmbrand wrote his book Tortured for Christ to describe his imprisonment and torture for preaching Christianity under the soviet Union’s regime in Romania.