Saturday, March 29, 2014

Unsilenced Cal

     Unsilenced Cal

Fact: “Moderns find it hard to reconcile the positive aspects of Roman civilization with the gladiators, the wild beasts, and the savage executions.  They were not however a mere aberration. They were fundamental to the culture and to the social system.”
  Opinion: “There is nothing more harmful to one’s character than attendance at some spectacle, because vices more easily creep into your soul while you are being entertained.  When  I return from some spectacle, I am greedier, more aggressive, and more addicted to pleasurable sensations; I am more cruel and inhumane - all because I have been with other  humans!”
  Conclusion: “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also, said Christ, and the converse is also true: by how a society invests its resources you can tell where its real priorities are” ( in Roman times, it was the amphitheater).


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