This hyar cayus is the sort o’ varmint that don’t unnerstand that the pint ain’t betterin’ our transportashayun, the pint is hatin’ on cars.
I am thinking that repentance has not yet set in, per Adam’s recent post. She has not yet seen that her sin is real.
Repentance is recognizing reality
-from Bruce Charlton (paraphrased)
One thing that quote means (not the only thing) is this: the reality is that sin is really bad. Sinful, in fact. Not least among the ways Christ made repentance possible through the atonement is simply by showing in his person how serious sin is. Sin required the Son of God to suffer. The human character is mostly incapable of taking a transgression seriously if it can simply be waved off.
- The Roman East was rich and the Roman West wasn’t. Maybe that’s not why Rome fell why Constantinople kept on truckin’, but it didn’t help. It’s hard to fight for your life on a budget. But the Roman East was probably always richer. Rome rose in the poorer area. The difference was the trajectory. When Rome rose, the poor West was getting richer fast while the rich East was static. That meant a lot of new resources and capital that a savvy power could use for momentum. When Rome fell, neither the West nor the East were growing, but Rome was poorer.
That’s from the Washington Post and some professors. It’s real bad. It’s worse than you think, because “Democrat” means “Socialist,” “Independent” means “Democrat,” and “Other” means don’t label me, bro, my commy-hippy views are so unique. “Republican” probably means RINO.
Man, how can we fix this thing by voting? No free press means no free elections.
Here’s an excellent piece on Clayton Christensen, in the New Yorker. Whether it’s the writer’s craft in composing the article, or the man’s craft in composing his life and mind, or both, it’s hard to read without liking him.
Interviewer: What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Freeman Dyson:“The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.” I treasure it because some of my best friends are Mormons, and the book tells a dramatic story in a fine biblical style. The reader has to wait with growing tension almost until the end of the story to reach the final climax, when Jesus arrives in America and founds his second kingdom here.
I picked up this book a week ago after seeing it recommended here. Good choice. Like many of the best historical novels, it makes the alien so matter of fact that you don’t always realize you are very, very far from Kansas.
We bring to every encounter our very essence. If we love and care and are concerned, those feelings go forth to bless others and return to bless you. You are twice blessed. Love is the greatest healing force and power in the universe.
-thus Chauncey Riddle
There was a prophecy that the time would come when the Latter-Day Saints would be the only people not at war with one another.
I will admit, I thought that sounded a bit lame as a prophecy.
After all, men and women will always be dating.
Except now we have feminists in array against men, and men opting out of dating entirely. The war of the sexes has been raised to a whole new level. Not even as much fraternizing with the enemy anymore. See Grass-eaters in Japan, and MGTOW in the West.
But we can always just kick back and play a video game blasting aliens, right?
No, evidently not. See the Gamergate Controversy.
But I can always read barbarians and buxom babes in chain mail, right? Even just wizards with conservative viewpoints? Promising farmboys and rogue starship captains who don’t embrace the Progressive mindset?
Not even that? What is the world coming to?