Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Bleak Shall Inherit the Earth?

I see that our commander-in-chief has personally endorsed the building a mosque at Ground Zero.

It just goes to show that anyone is capable of using logic to argue his way into an incredibly bad idea.


Frank said...

Do not ask why former times were better than the present. It is not wisdom that prompts such a question.

Do not be over-righteous or excessively wise, lest you harm yourself. Do not be too wicked or too stupid, lest you die before your time.It is well to hold to one and not to loosen your grasp on the other. The God-fearing man copes with both.

See what I discovered: God made man simple, but they get lost in their many thoughts.

All from Ecclesiastes, chapter 7.


Athos said...

Ah, the Wisdom Books and Qoheleth. Great, Frank.

Perhaps the RSV version of Psalm 50,9a is apropos too:

I will accept no bull from your house ...


Frank said...


Athos said...

For my other readers: Frank comes from YIMCatholic, and a former Marine.

I like to think of him the way Beregond depicted Faramir in J. R. R. Tolkien's Return of the King:

" these days men are slow to believe that a captain can be wise and learned in the scrolls of lore and song, as he is, and yet a man of hardihood and swift judgement in the field."

Frank said...

"Long after completing The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien would write that of all characters Faramir resembles the author most, and that he had deliberately bestowed upon the character several traits of his own."

You do me a kindness, Athos. May I ever remain faithful to the King, and be wary of temptations of the Ring...