Saturday, March 26, 2011

Back to Virtue … what virtue?

Peter Kreeft published this book back in 1986, and it contains a quote that I discovered on a blog, of all places :-)


The blog is called Musings and Meanderings and is written by Steven James, mystery author of the Patrick Bowers Files, a great series of four books with an FBI Geoprofiler as the star.

Anyway, back to the book. It is a book I plan to read one day, but I think the quote the Steven James isolated is very telling … and completely depressing because of the inherent truth.

So here it is … don’t blame me if you feel the funk afterwards, you’ve been warned.

Anyone whose common sense has not been dulled by familiarity should be able to see the blindingly obvious truth that there is something radically wrong with a civilization in which millions devote their lives to pointless luxuries that do not even make them happy, while millions of others are starving; a civilization where no hand, voluntary or involuntary, moves money from luxury yachts to starving babies fast enough to save the babies.

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