“Puritanism was an honourable mood…”
“Puritanism was an honourable mood; it was a noble fad. In other words, it was a highly creditable mistake.”
-Chesterton on Blake
Though they may have failed the test of time, it appears that certain fallacies shall always remain timeless. In terms of Puritans, pastors in Athens, Alabama got a measure on the ballot to ban sales of alcoho, which her thirsty citizens will vote on today. Get the story here (ht: Blue Boar). Unfortunately, my mood with these guys has passed from atagonism, to annoyance, and finally to boredom. They’re the types who say the Bible meant grape juice when it spoke of wine, are more opposed to enjoying a glass of beer than gossip, and are not satisfied with just having their own backward view on God’s blessings but insist on forcing it on others. I’m going to be watching this story, if this measure fails I’m buying a pint tonight. If it passes, I’m buying three.