Monday, September 20, 2021

Running Into Temptation


"Therefore, my dear brethren, let me beseech you to set a watch over yourselves; be careful that you do not run into that company which may tempt you to evil, for would a man run himself into danger on purpose?

Would a man enter himself into that company , where, before he goes, he knows he shall be exposed to great temptations; and therefore, if you have any reason to think that the company you are going into will be a temptation, I beseech you, by the mercies of God in Christ Jesus, that you would not run into it. How can you say, "Lead us not into temptation," when you are resolved to lead yourselves into it, by running into the occasions of sin?"
George Whitefield The Collected Sermons of George Whitefield. -------- Big Sky Writer Podcast: Website: Free newsletter:

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Abyss of Human Decadence


“Society has turned out to have scarce defense against the abyss of human decadence, for example against the misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, such as motion pictures full of pornography, crime, and horror.

This is all considered to be part of freedom and to be counterbalanced, in theory, by the young people’s right not to look and not to accept.

Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn Address at Harvard Commencement, 1978 Source: -------- Big Sky Writer Podcast: Website: Free newsletter:

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

How you spend your time

"O live and spend your time now, as you will wish to have done, when you come to die." George Whitefield The Collected Sermons of George Whitefield. --------

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A Decline in Courage


“A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society. There are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Commencement Address at Harvard University, 1978



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Monday, August 23, 2021

The journalists always get away with it

“There is no true moral responsibility for distortion or disproportion. What sort of responsibility does a journalist or a newspaper have to the readership or to history? If they have misled public opinion by inaccurate information or wrong conclusions, even if they have contributed to mistakes on a state level, do we know of any case of open regret voiced by the same journalist or the same newspaper? No; this would damage sales. A nation may be the worse for such a mistake, but the journalist always gets away with it. It is most likely that he will start writing the exact opposite to his previous statements with renewed aplomb.”

Alexander Solzhenitzsyn
Address at Harvard Commencement, 1978

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