Among the innocent victims …

“Among the innocent victims of this effete and degenerate age, there is none so pure and so beautiful as love.
Next to the word God with its various forms, there is no word so fair in all the language. Yet it may be said without qualification that this beautiful word has so suffered in the house of its friends as now to be scarcely recognizable. For the great mass of mankind, love has lost its divine meaning. The novelist, the playwright, the psychoanalyst, the writer of popular love songs, have abused this fair being too long. For filthy lucre, they have dragged her through the sewers of the human mind until she appears to the world as no more than a blowzy and bloated strumpet for whom no one any longer has the least trace of respect, the mention of whose name brings no more than a wink or an embarrassed simper. By losing the divine content from the concept of love, modern man now has remaining only what we might expect–a brazen-faced dowd whom he courts at all hours of the day and night with songs that should make a chimpanzee blush.”

– A. W. Tozer

The Emotionals are winning …

By Tom Graffagnino.

“The Emotionals are winning,
The Subjectivists have gained,
The Utopiates are dreaming,
Mother Naturalists are pained.

Now The Touchies far outnumber
Those who stand with Ages Past.
And The Feelies are progressing
Straight downhill… and really fast!

There’s a Sentimental Breakdown
In the Far Left lane, my friend,
There’s a pile-up on the broad way
In this Realm of Just-Pretend.

Yes, The Tribalists are screaming,
And The Co-Existants chant…
Everybody’s “extra-special”…
(Common sense is extra-scant.)

Everybody’s got their Group-on…
(It’s a Selfie-thing, you see.)
After one more March of Madness…
Rest assured, we’ll all agree.

Everybody gets a “safe place”…
(Except babies in the womb).
We feel blessed by contradictions
In the Land of Whitewashed Tombs*.”