Friday, September 11, 2009

Rain At Last

Dramatic thunder, lightening and sheets of rain, all of which seem appropriate given today's anniversary. Its good news too for the parched fields and thirsty doves - hopefully the latter will come out in abundance tomorrow. But in the meanwhile the parsonage seems to hiss with the sound of rain.

What a relaxing sound and quite unlike the news that millions of Englishpersons will soon be on some kind of 'nonce' database; whatever happened to "Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves"? Let's hope that kind of thing doesn't happen here and equally to the point, is stopped there (See Pavlov's Cat, Old Holborn & Railway Eye amongst others).

Speaking of which, LL has an interesting post on freedom. This surely has to be more than 'autonomy of choice' - Augustine would say (I think) that it consists in the act of choosing the good... but I'd welcome any thoughts on the thing.

God bless,

LSP

2 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

This post really made me think. That post about freedom that you mentioned also made me think.
A lot of excellant points were made and I just wanted to say that freedom is what you make it, nothing is going to be handed to you for nothing. It has to be wanted and earned, it has to take a certain amount of sacrifice but in the same way of thinking is well worth the effort.

LSP said...

Thank you very much for that - I think sacrifice is essential.

God bless.