Igitur non dormiamus sicut ceteri.

“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.

 

 

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4 responses

  1. M. Jordan, I’ll be joining you in those three pints if it fails. We always need more to celebrate with than to drown our sorrows, eh?

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    14 August, 2007 at 12:18 pm

  2. I’ll join ya! Crank up the Dylan.

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    14 August, 2007 at 2:40 pm

  3. M. Jordan Lichens

    Agreed, 100% in agreement!

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    14 August, 2007 at 2:51 pm

  4. John

    Please find an essay which is a suitable antidote to Puritanism

    1. http://www.aboutadidam.org/readings/art_is_love/index.html

    Plus

    2. http://www.dabase.org/sxlaugod.htm Or only Men of Pleasure know the Truth
    3. http://www.dabase.org/happytxt.htm

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    22 August, 2007 at 11:34 pm