Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Excerpts: It's not the economy stupid!! (Part II)

Truths we never learned in school. Truths we never hear on the news:

"It is characteristic of any decaying civilization that the great masses of the people are unconscious of the tragedy. Humanity in crisis is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives. Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because it involves too much self-accusation and principally because they have no standards outside of themselves by which to measure their times…The basic reason for this false optimism he attributes to the fact that our civilization is mechanical rather than organic...

If a time ever comes when the religious Jews, Protestants, and Catholics have to suffer under a totalitarian state denying them the right to worship God according to the light of their conscience, it will be because for years they thought it no difference what kind of people represented them in Congress, and because they never opposed the materialistic lie with spiritual truth."

-Fulton Sheen, Communism and the Conscience of the West 1948