"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat

Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


Monday, January 21, 2013

Excerpt from Reverend Martin Luther King's "A Knock at Midnight" Speech

I wonder what Dr. King would be thinking were he alive today to survey the current age in which moral relativism seems to now be the rule rather than the exception. By that term, I mean the notion that one man's morality is as good as the other's. That "sin" is in the eye of the beholder and that there exists no absolute measurement as to what constitutes right and what constitutes wrong or sin.

Here is a powerful excerpt from that famous speech which I highly urge readers of this site to take time to review and carefully consider:

"It is also midnight within the moral order. At midnight colours lose their distinctiveness and become a sullen shade of grey. Moral principles have lost their distinctiveness. For modern man, absolute right and wrong are a matter of what the majority is doing. Right and wrong are relative to likes and dislikes and the customs of a particular community. We have unconsciously applied Einstein’s theory of relativity, which properly described the physical universe, to the moral and ethical realm.

The entire speech can be read here at the following link: