Posts Tagged ‘hedonism’

Like an ignorant child who wants to make mud pies in a slum

September 17, 2009

Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition, when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.


cf. Jeremiah 2

The Puritan hated bear-baiting

September 17, 2009

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Macaulay

Does this tell us more about the Puritans or our prejudices against them?


August 26, 2009

My body isn’t a temple, it’s an amusement park

Bumper sticker

Make sure what you’re doing makes you happy

Ben Sherman T-Shirt, 2004

cf. “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”


August 3, 2009

Just saw this guy today wearing this t-shirt: “eat, drink, sleep, repeat”. I guess that’s ‘eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.’ That’s all human existence is?

Jim Gourlay