Wednesday, July 27, 2005

"Answer Me Questions Three"

If you do not read David Warren, you may want to start:

Before us today, there is a choice of, essentially, three directions in which to take Western societies...

Of these three, much the worst is our present, "secular" direction. It has the breath of plausibility about it, appears to offer continuity from the older "value system", but lacking any spiritual or intellectual centring in the idea of God, it degenerates quickly into a contest for power between rival social factions, each making claims that are necessarily arbitrary and sophistical, because self-referential. The law courts gradually assume absolute power, as the referee between these "rights claimants". The people who control the courts become, by increments, tyrants with totalitarian aspirations.

"Of these three..."; you will have to go here to read it all.

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