Monday, 13 August 2012

Three reasons to be hopeful

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That so many people buy, read, re-read and love Lord of the Rings.

That so many people will expend their own time and money to visit beautiful countryside, view old architecture and listen to old music.

That there are still loving marriages and families.

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2 comments:

Dale James Nelson said...

It has never been easier to buy patristic books (and editions of classic literature); and people are buying them and reading them. I would not be surprised if there are more people who have read, for example, St. Athanasius' On the Incarnation (in translation) alive now than ever before, in about 1700 years. If one disapproves of most of the current fiction and poetry being produced, it is easy to read wholesome alternatives -- much easier than formerly to acquire and read work that is alternative to the current production.

Samson J. said...

It has never been easier to buy patristic books (and editions of classic literature); and people are buying them and reading them.

This is under-appreciated, and comes into full view when one has children. I go to some lengths to stock my children's library with older literature that is free of the worst of modern PC. It's not really that hard to do as long as you take some care, although there are many "children's editions" of classic writers that begin with a cautionary foreword warning the reader that the contents may be at odds with modern values.

I agree with the three reasons!