Julie (aka Cookie) is a fan of a blogger who calls himself The Wee Flea. One of these days I will have to look up the reason for that name. Today, however, I just want to reblog an interesting post.
As a born skeptic, I tend to fact check things. Was Robert E. Lee an opponent of slavery? It is evident it bothered his conscience. He also wrestled with the idea of the splitting the nation.
Here are several references.
We tend to judge our forebears too readily and too harshly. We read an article, watch a movie, or hear a book review and jump to conclusions. I suppose our progeny will do the same to us. Like as not, they won’t understand us any better than we understand those who went before us.
“Strong men ruled bloodily; weak men gladly exchange freedom for protection…
for freedom is meaningless in a world of anarchy.”
The Middle Ages
“We seem to be witnessing the coming of Antichrist, for this is the falling
away of which the Apostle speaks.”
French Bishops from the 991 council
Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots was not always the leader he needed to be.
He waffled to and fro…confused about what he was truly representing or
Himself, or something much greater than himself.
Yet with most of those brave individuals tapped for great leadership,
Robert eventually came around to his senses and to that of his destiny.
He figured things out while in exile on a lonely cold windswept Irish isle and
finally came home to rout the British out of Scotland.
Once Robert understood…
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