Friday, September 17, 2010

Tolerance leading to Despair


“In the world it is called Tolerance,
but in hell it is called Despair,
the sin that believes in nothing,
cares for nothing,
seeks to know nothing,
interferes with nothing,
enjoys nothing,
hates nothing,
finds purpose in nothing,
lives for nothing,
and remains alive
because there is nothing for which it will die.”

Dorothy L. Sayers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some things never change

"Those who commit these types of scandals
are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder,
but I',
here among you to prevent something far worst for you.

While those who give scandal
are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder,
those who take scandal-
who allow scandals to destroy faith-

are guilty of spiritual suicide."

St. Francis de Sales

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

That's Entertainment

All the fuss over some silly ol' preacher in Florida has proved once again we have given the all mighty media way too much power.
Me thinks if Shakespeare was alive today he would have good ol Dick the butcher shouting
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the media
. . .and than the lawyers"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dan Brown's Hollywood Playbook

"The devil is no fool.
He can get people feeling about heaven
the way they ought to feel about hell
He can make them fear the means of grace the way they do not fear sin.
And he does so, not by light but by obscurity, not by realities but by shadows; not by clarity and substance, but by dreams and the creatures of psychosis. And men are so poor in intellect that a few cold chills down their spine will be enough to keep them from ever finding out the truth about anything."
Thomas Merton - The Seven Story Mountain