Dear Abby: I am 44 and would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits. Dear
Rose: So would I.
October 7, 1969 the Montreal, Canada police force went on strike. Because of what
resulted, the day has been called Black Tuesday. A burglar and a policeman were slain.
Forty-nine persons were wounded or injured in rioting. Nine bank holdups were committed,
almost a tenth of the total number of holdups the previous year along with 17 robberies at
gunpoint. Usually disciplined, peaceful citizens joined the riffraff and went wild,
smashing some 1,000 plate glass windows in a stretch of 21 business blocks in the heart of
the city, hauling away stereo units, radios, TVs and wearing apparel. While looters
stripped windows of valuable merchandise, professional burglars entered stores by doors
and made off with truckloads of goods. A smartly dressed man scampered down a street with
a fur coat over each arm with no police around, anarchy took over.
STATISTICS AND STUFF
Charles Hodge points out the overwhelming need of humanity:
Our guilt is great because our sins are exceedingly numerous. It is not merely outward
acts of unkindness and dishonesty with which we are chargeable; our habitual and
characteristic state of mind is evil in the sight of God.
Our pride, vanity, and indifference to His will and to the welfare of others, our
selfishness, our loving the creature more than the Creator, are continuous violations of
His holy law.
We have never been or done what that law requires us to be and to do. We have never had
that delight in the divine perfection, that sense of dependence and obligation, that fixed
purpose to do the will and promote the glory of God, which constitute the love which is
our fist and highest duty.
We are always sinners; we are at all times and under all circumstances in opposition to
God, because we are never what His law requires us to be.
If we have never made it our purpose to do His will, if we have never made His glory
the end of our actions, then our lives have been an unbroken series of transgressions. Our
sins are not to be numbered by the conscious violations of duty; they are as numerous as
the moments of our existence.
A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away
from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world -- and
might even be more difficult to save.
C.S. Lewis, quoted in Against the Night, Charles
Colson, p. 139.
Property Laws of a Toddler: Some might say this is evidences of Original Sin.
1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my hand, it's mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it looks just like mine, it's mine.
8. If I saw it first, it's mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
10. If it's broken, it's yours.