Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Waltons to Desperate Housewives

How did we get from "Leave it Beaver" and "The Waltons" to "Desperate Housewives" and "The Family Guy"???? The family unit is extinct from the public eye.

Here's my take. Church look inward before we point fingers at "The World". My bible says greater Is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

If the world has lost a healthy ideal of what a family looks like let me submit to you they never knew anyway. The compromise has to have happened here first. We can't expect them to act in anyway different from what they are.

Our light must be so bright that darkness must run and hide!

Here is my suggestion.

Kristopher Barger

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Monday, February 14, 2011

On Love..From Franklin Sanders' newsletter

It's Valentine's Day & I can't shake out of my head the words of that great Southerner Andrew Nelson Lytle: "The opposite of love is not hate but power." Long have I turned that over in my mind, & the more I turn, the deeper Lytle's insight drives.

The essence of the tyrant is that he wants to be God and make everyone over in his own image. He hates the reckless variety a generous God has lavished on creation because it is The Other -- not himself.

The lover, on the other hand, desires not to make over his beloved after his own image. Far from it, he only wants his beloved to become more & more herself, more and more what she and she alone is, ever fresh, ever astonishing, ever OTHER than himself.

In the tyrant's tight monistic world, love is impossible, because there is no "other," only The One -- the self. Love is only possible where an Other is.

Lytle was right. The opposite of love is not hate, it's power.

Argentum et aurum comparanda sunt --

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Great Quote

When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing -when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors -when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you-when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice -you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged, page 413

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Happy birthday darling

Nothing says I love you like Rigatoni "D" !!!

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