Friday, January 25, 2008

Lesson Learned

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
H.L. Mencken, writer

I made a mistake and I faced my potential punishment with nervousness, remorsefulness, and very, very carefully so as not to make any further missteps. Not as others may have described as quiveringly, shakingly, or trembling. Meekly, maybe. I would have said soft-spoken. I certainly wasn’t going to be wrong and forceful, like so many right-wing nut jobs with flat tops and Jesus bumper stickers. Well, I guess we all think of ourselves as writers, whether writing here or in a newspaper’s comment section.

That is all I will say on the topic.

2 comments:

Teresa said...

Perhaps you missed Jonathan Edwards' follow-up sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Judge."

The Misanthrope said...

Hi Teresa,
You mean this:
...Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell; and if God should let you go, you would immediately sink and swiftly descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf, and your healthy constitution, and your own care and prudence, and best contrivance, and all your righteousness, would have no more influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell, than a spider's web would have to stop a falling rock...

There goes all my hope.