Dismal Thoughts?

The world we are building is not a world for humans. but that’s all right, because there are very few people who want to be human and there are fell less that want to treat others as though they are human. The world to come is the world of Northwest Airlines, of government bureaucracies, of soul-numbing systems.

It is not worth living in. Memorize some great literature and a lot of Bible verses and run.

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10 Responses

  1. Andrew,

    I’d appreciate it if you link to posts that contain profanity if you would indicate that in some way.

    Thanks for considering it,
    Sharaya

  2. I just had to look up this Lewis quote from The Screwtape Letters.

    “I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of “Admin.” The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the offices of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”

  3. I take it the poor man on an airplane who had a bathroom emergency, was not allowed access to a bathroom and eventually charged with a felony was flying on Northwest.

    I completely agree that we as a society are treating others as less than human, but what can we expect when noted professors write about euthanizing those who are too burdensome to care for, and the morality of aborting babies who are mentally handicapped; when our music holds up selfish pleasures as the sum of all being and our viewing entertainment degrades the very foundation of what holds civilization together – the family.

    • Gina,

      That’s really my point. At every level of our “culture” we despise human beings. We don’t mind people we know for the most part, but human nature itself holds no worth to us.

      Thanks,

      ajk

      • I know, and I appreciate you reminding us what we’re up against. It is too easy to just shrug and say, “Oh well.”.

        Kyrie eleison.

  4. Even more reason (as if we need more than God’s command) for Christians to love one another. Remember that we are not of this world. We belong to another. We, like Abraham, make our home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country, living in our earthly tents as heirs with him of the same promise. For we are looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. We long for that better country—-a heavenly one. (Hebrews 11 paraphrased)

    May the God of peace, through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everthing good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen (Hebrews 13:20-21)

    Suzanne

  5. Hmmmm . . . you’re making me wonder what bad experience you had lately to inspire such pessimism . . . 😉

    • I travel a lot, I pay taxes and deal with constant government bureaucracies, and I keep dreaming about how much better off the souls of our people would be if we would stop destroying them.

      Sometimes I just let myself think about it more than is pleasant.

      And sometimes it hurts directly.

      • How then shall we live? Truly, only our Lord’s words can encourage and comfort us:

        “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

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