Friday, January 4, 2013

Aphorisms

  • You want to have fun?  Get between an addict and his drug. 

  • "Being Gay" is emblematic for all sin - it is, like all sin, sterile, self-pleasing, rebellious against natural ends, twisted, small-minded, and filled with unhappiness.

  • Most Christians are just like everybody else, only worse.

  • Those with the lowest "self esteem" are, for some reason, those with the most pride; they will protect their lowly egos even if it means killing you.

  • Sin never really makes us happy. 

  • Why don't people believe in hell after death when they see the hell on earth our sins produce?

  • Those who sin become addicted to sin; it possesses us; it becomes our drug.  Christ found out what it was like when you come between an addict and his drug.

  • "I am somebody!" is only the refrain of someone who doesn't quite believe he is anybody.

  • To follow the letter of the law, but kill the spirit of the law is an insidious lawlessness.

  • If you want to end in misery, give your life over to sin.

3 comments:

Joey Higgins said...

""Being Gay" is emblematic for all sin - it is, like all sin, sterile, self-pleasing, rebellious against natural ends, twisted, small-minded, and filled with unhappiness."

Perhaps why it's such a "wedge" issue: a clear violation of "God's Law/Natural Law" that is only "okay" if "we" are already violating that law ourselves. If "we" were to "condemn" homosexuality and be consistent, "we" would need to change.

Howard said...

The problem with homosexuality is not really homosexuality itself. It is the fact that this kind of sinful behavior only becomes widespread in a society in the last throws of decadence before the next Dark Ages -- a society that desperately wants to pretend that it knows right from wrong. The problem is not with that small fraction of the population who are subject to the temptations of malfunctioning hormones; it is with that part of of the population who do it for the thrill of doing what they know to be wrong. As Chesterton said with respect to cannibalism, "It is artificial and even artistic; a sort of art for art's sake. Men do not do it because they do not think it horrible; but, on the contrary, because they do think it horrible."

Howard said...

Whoops! I meant a society that desperately wants to pretend that it does not know right from wrong.