Abusing History

Here’s one thing which really bothers me: the abuse of history. It shows itself most often in two different ways, both of which are very disturbing. First, people tend to airbrush history in order to confirm their own biases. And second, people today tend to view previous generations as know-nothing imbeciles. Both of these end…

A Study in Courage and Fear

How much have we lost from the ancients? I wonder that a lot. After all, because I thoroughly reject the idea that humanity is on a never-ending, can’t-be-stopped rocket of social progress, it stands to reason that knowledge and beauty could easily have been lost over the millennia of slaughter and corruption. I’ve mentioned on…

Fount of Every Blessing

A while back I wrote a post on the hymn Be Thou My Vision and I mentioned in it how the song had been popping up over and over again at (seemingly) random times recently. The difference between Be Thou My Vision and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is that the latter has been…