Friday, January 13, 2006

More "Restoration" and other tidbits...

Others ... atempting to construct an artificial universe ... an earthly Paradise in which there are no death and taxes-and this is what technology has tried and bitterly failed to do; after five hundred years of spectacular success, it has reduced our lives to nothing but death and taxes!"

The poet chanted of the Grecian urn, "Thou still unravished bride of quietness..." For us there is neither quiet or bride; our girls are rendered unravishable by sex education in elementary school. If future generations exist and think of us at all, they will say, digging in our ruins, "This was a people who lived unconsummated lives."

...We can an must turn back the clock to the right time. The only way out of the current crisis of inflation, energy, and all the rest is to simplify....whether as freemen or slaves, we shall have to return to poverty. The choice is only whether it will be the desparate destitution of the slave state or the healthy frugality of what Chaucer called "glad poverty."

So many quotable gems like the ones above from John Senior's "Restoration of Christian Culture". Get used to them as I think the next week or so, this blog will sport one or more every day as I work through it.

Once again, my graduate school alma mater is making notorious news (at least for Catholics). This article lists the "Catholic" colleges hosting the V-monologues this year. Unfortunately, John Carroll U in Cleveland is there once again. Pray...

Van is in the shop once again, so will be sticking close to the small holding today.

From Bethany, the small holding in Bethune...Oremus pro invicem!


Anonymous said...

Isnt' he the man who says, "Smash your TV" and you will reign and prosper all your life long?

JCurley said...

If he says this in "Restoration", I haven't come across it yet. What he is saying is that instead of experiencing life itself, in this age we tend to experience the images of life through electronic media, thus our relationships with God and fellow man suffer. The author is not concerned about material prosperity-but spritiual prosperity for society.