Big Brother is a fictional character and symbol in George Orwell’s dystopian 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.(see Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)) In Part 1 of this series, Examples of “The Wrong Side of History,“ we considered how some people use the phrase, "the wrong side of history." In Part 2, The Origin, Meaning, and The Ambiguity of The Phrase:... Continue Reading →
LOVE IS NOT THE GATEWAY TO EVIL
In A FAILURE OF MORAL CHARACTER: ON THE OUTRAGEOUS INDICTMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP — UPDATED, we discussed the difference between "justice" and "social justice." If you did not read that post, please do. Then the following will make more sense. This is a fallen world, but America was once a relatively pleasant place to live.... Continue Reading →
HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THE FOOLISHNESS?
The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, Massachusetts. (from here) In time anything created by men will cease to be. Only God will remember it. Still, when we see people ignoring a heritage of great value and treating it as worthless, we still scratch our heads in amazement,... Continue Reading →
WHAT DOES THE WORSHIP OF IDOLS LOOK LIKE? — PART 4
Note how each of the idols covered thus far in this series provides the opportunity to engage in one or more of the seven deadly sins (What are the seven deadly sins?). Part 1: The Worship of Stuff - When we worship stuff, we fall prey to our greed, envy, gluttony, and pride. Part 2:... Continue Reading →