Bored to tears in heaven

“You’d be bored to tears in heaven, if you’re not ecstatic about God now.”

– Keith Green

Automated parenting systems

The professions of teaching and social work are respectable, but not because they can do a better job than parents. Like a dishwasher, they are useful as ways to automate parenting. An automatic dishwasher usually does an inferior job, but it works when a human dishwasher isn’t available. In the same way, no classroom, however well-equipped, can approach the student/teacher ratio, professional dedication or understanding of the students that a committed homeschooling parent can. Public schools stay in business because, like orphanages, they can do their work even without parents if necessary.

How to defend a lion

“Defend the Bible? I would just as soon defend a lion. Just
turn the Bible loose. It will defend itself.”

— Charles H. Spurgeon

Progress in which direction?

At root, many modern conveniences were not developed for people’s needs, but for the Industrial Age. Your automatic dishwasher was not designed for cleaner dishes, it was designed for automatic dishes. You have become used to washing the food off them before putting them in the dishwasher, precisely because it can’t clean dishes as well as you can.

True conversion is a rare thing.

“True conversion is a rare thing; but recovering from a false hope of conversion, after continuing in it for some time, is much more rare.”

– from Jonathan Edwards