Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
Reality is what some one adjudges reality to be. Who then do you or someone else say this someone is?
The mass media of recent years and for a long time now, in its various forms and largely, is far worse in its harm than covid (Matt. 10:28). But few or no one will tell you this.
The mass media tells people what it means to be Black, what being black ought to be and yet we know in point of fact Blacks can do infinitely better than hip-hop and boom-box rap. So who then really is keeping blacks down, and is INSISTING Black lives DON'T matter?
He, she, they or it is or may be a thousand things or more than they seem to be, yet we only see one, two or at most three of these things, while insisting that is all there is.
The worst teaching I ever heard of or knew? Demonism. They are always torturing people. They are always bothering people.
His idea of living his life is being jealous, feeling sorry for himself, and getting revenge for the same; following which and hopefully you will become as angry and unhappy as he is.
He desires peace, wants what is good, yes. Yet on terms far too generous, conciliatory, and submissive to the devil.
Whom did Christ say he first came to save? Sinners and the tribe of Israel.
It is the devil and his assistants, not life, that beats a person up (in the course of that life.) Yet who complains of this?
Indeed, just the other day he told us that torture and being and able to torture others means so much to him.
I'm with you all the way! (boldly he tells the rest of the herd.)
Mobs and masses, particularly when manipulated (as they often or invariably are), are most of the time very poor judges of excellence. Not surprisingly then, it is those are lacking and devoid of meaningful excellence who insist that we rely on the former as ultimate authority.
... For the word of God declares that the preaching (although in itself true and most worthy of belief) is not sufficient to reach the human heart, unless a certain power be imparted to the speaker from God, and a grace appear upon his words; and it is only by the divine agency that this takes place in those who speak effectually. The prophet says in the sixty-seventh Psalm, that “the Lord will give a word with great power to them who preach.” If, then, it should be granted with respect to certain points, that the same doctrines are found among the Greeks as in our own Scriptures, yet they do not possess the same power of attracting and disposing the souls of men to follow them. And therefore the disciples of Jesus, men ignorant so far as regards Grecian philosophy, yet traversed many countries of the world, impressing, agreeably to the desire of the Logos, each one of their hearers according to his deserts, so that they received a moral amelioration in proportion to the inclination of their will to accept of that which is good...
~ Origen (c. 184-c. 253), Contra Celsus, Book VI
It is evident that, by the preceding remarks, Celsus charges the Jews with falsely giving themselves out as the chosen portion of the Supreme God above all other nations. And he accuses them of boasting, because they gave out that they knew the great God, although they did not really know Him, but were led away by the artifices of Moses, and were deceived by him, and became his disciples to no good end....
...And although Celsus will not admit it, the Jews nevertheless are possessed of a wisdom superior not only to that of the multitude, but also of those who have the appearance of philosophers; because those who engage in philosophical pursuits, after the utterance of the most venerable philosophical sentiments, fall away into the worship of idols and demons, whereas the very lowest Jew directs his look to the Supreme God alone; and they do well, indeed, so far as this point is concerned, to pride themselves thereon, and to keep aloof from the society of others as accursed and impious. And would that they had not sinned, and transgressed the law, and slain the prophets in former times, and in these latter days conspired against Jesus, that we might be in possession of a pattern of a heavenly city which even Plato would have sought to describe; although I doubt whether he could have accomplished as much as was done by Moses and those who followed him, who nourished a “chosen generation,” and “a holy nation,” dedicated to God, with words free from all superstition.
~ Origen (c. 184-c. 253), Contra Celsus, Book V
[Posted at the Lee's Legion page on Face Book]
In an effort to make more easily available and affordable some (what are for most people) very rare titles, and in conjunction with amazon's KDP program, I am launching THE LIBRARY OF EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE. Although we are still waiting on the Phillis Wheatley book to come out in paperback, all titles can be had in either Kindle and or paperback format. A main online search URL for the series is: https://tinyurl.com/ybfdgn5d
But and otherwise the main list of current titles (with more to come!) is as follows:
* BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Selected Writings
* ROBERT ROGERS: Collected Works
* ETHAN ALLEN: “Narrative” and Reason, the Only Oracle
* MERCY OTIS WARREN: Selected Works: Plays and Poetry
* PHILLIS WHEATLEY: Complete Poetical Works, Plus extant Poetry and Prose of Jupiter Hammon
* DAVID HUMPHREYS: Collected Works
* TIMOTHY DWIGHT: Selected Works
* JOEL BARLOW: Collected Works
* PHILIP FRENEAU: Collected Poems
* HUGH HENRY BRACKENRIDGE: Modern Chivalry - abridged
* ROYALL TYLER: Selected Works
* CHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN & WM. DUNLAP: The Life of Charles Brockden Brown
* WASHINGTON IRVING & JAS. KIRKE PAULDING: Salmagundi, First AND Second Series
* SAMUEL WOODWORTH: Complete Poetical Works
* DAVID PORTER: Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean (1822 ed.)
* WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT: Complete Poetical Works
* JAMES FENIMORE COOPER: History of the Navy of the United States (1847 ed.)