Morality is glad, not fussy; moralism is fussy, not glad. Morality defends; moralism accuses. Morality is like Jesus; moralism is like the devil. Morality is fruit; moralism is a handful of gravel. Morality is alive; moralism is dead. Morality approves, and therefore disapproves; moralism disapproves, and is content to keep it there. Morality loves; moralism envies.
The author goes on to promote accountability over filtering when seeking to overcome pornography. Men can download programs which block what they shouldn’t see or programs which allow others to see what they see. He suggests accountability grows morality, while filtering enforces moralism.
A short piece discussing some of the effects of married men looking at pornography. I included this link because the author speaks to the idea of marriage as a display to the world of Christ’s love for his church. Not only does pornography affect the lives of husband and wife, but it paints a pretty ugly picture of Christ and how he treats his bride.
This one’s from my brother, who’s currently working for the census near Birmingham, Alabama. He’s interviewed a lot of people recently and been in a lot of homes. This essay is on the vast number of broken families he’s witnessed — and our society’s inability to remain in committed relationships. He writes of being hit on by unwed grandmothers, marriages wilting before the wedding flowers do, and a modernized portrait of the birth of Christ.
My favorite line:
“Forget Herod’s sword and the might of Rome, what dark and dismal times is this Christ Child born to bring peace and meaning into?”
Richard Corliss, film critic, compares soccer to foreign films, and the World Cup to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Soccer will never be truly popular in the United States, though it will have it’s own following, and every four years a few matches may be watched by the masses. He goes on to discuss action in American sports versus art in soccer.
They have 8, not 13. Just saying. They’re a great football school, (way more national championships than Auburn, my preferred team) just a dishonest one, that’s all.
Yes, there are approved haircuts for men in the country of Iran. And “business up front, party in the back” is definitely not allowed.