Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Take an oath of loyalty to life

"The rise in suicide has been accompanied by a loss of the moral questions that once surrounded it. G. K. Chesterton was one of our last full-throated critics of suicide. His insistence that suicide is immoral sounds strange to our individualistic ears: “Not only is suicide a sin, it is the sin,” Chesterton wrote: “It is the ultimate and absolute evil, the refusal to take an interest in existence; the refusal to take the oath of loyalty to life. The man who kills a man, kills a man. The man who kills himself, kills all men; as far as he is concerned he wipes out the world.” Chesterton goes on to say that the act of suicide is selfish: “A suicide is a man who cares so little for anything outside him, that he wants to see the last of everything.” It would be difficult to imagine anyone writing such a polemic today. We do not consider suicide the moral catastrophe that people like Chesterton once thought it was."

 The Catastrophe of Suicide by Emily Esfahani Smith

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My friend David writes one of the more thoughtful, balanced articles about home schooling I have read.

Why Not To Homeschool ?

Looks like this blog has become mostly linking to others, but if I have nothing worth writing to offer leading others to those I find worthwhile will have to suffice.