24 January 2012

3.5 Time Outs Tuesday



1

Dead, gone, buried, forgotten- manhood, that is.  The stories of the Costa Concordia show that clearly enough.  Best quote from the news stories:

In the words of one newspaper account, “An Australian mother and her young daughter have described being pushed aside by hysterical men as they tried to board lifeboats.” If the men of the Titanic had lived to read such a thing, they would have recoiled in shame. The Titanic’s crew surely would have thought the hysterics deserved to be shot on sight — and would have volunteered to perform the service.


2

Tied to the first post, there is now a debate as to what killed manhood, or chivalry, as it is often called.  The usual suspects are the feminists.  Fair enough, but the attacks and insults they heaped upon men and their values only goes so far.  A woman may insult a man, but he need not abandon his values because of it.  No, in the end, chivalry's death was a suicide.  It is unmanly to say otherwise.

3

Watch this violinist react to a cell phone, if you have not seen this already.



3.5

G.K Chesterton quotation for today, and possibly tomorrow:

“It is an old story that, while we may need somebody like Dominic to convert the heathen to Christianity, we are in even greater need of somebody like Francis, to convert the Christians to Christianity.”


3 comments:

LarryD said...

That violinist clip is great - very cool and clever of him to work the ringtone into the cadenza.

Patience said...

Someone's cell went off during one of the homilies at the Oratory. The priest just paused and gave the offender this long hard look. I just have to think of that every Sunday to remind me to turn mine off.

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