Website owner: James Miller
What are the chances of finding a good spouse in our society?
What are the chances of a good, decent god-fearing single person finding a good, decent god-fearing spouse in our society? I personally think the chances are very slim. I think it would be near impossible, like looking for a needle in a haystack. That is sad. I feel very sorry for such a person. I think everyone needs a good decent person as help-mate, companion, and friend on his journey through life. It is sad seeing someone having to make his way through life alone. And if one makes a foolish mistake and marries the wrong person, he will surely regret it. No spouse is better than the wrong one. So the question is this: Why is it so hard to find a good, decent, principled, spiritually whole person in our society? It is so hard because the minds of nearly everyone in the society have become so muddled by so much in the way of falsehoods and intellectual foolishness that they are way off course both mentally and spiritually. We live in the land of lie. From the youngest age people are immersed in lie. Children are being given no proper spiritual and moral foundation. They are just not being raised properly, they are not being taught the fundamentals. Part of the reason is that parents are spiritually vacuous and don’t know right from wrong themselves. Science is now king and science questions the truth of everything, even the most time-tested truths and rules for raising children. With all truths being questioned, no-one knows anything for sure anymore. The Bible is no longer the accepted authority. The psychiatrist is now the authority. Laws are even made that forbid physical discipline of children. Foolishness reigns. And at the very bottom of the whole thing is modern liberalism, modern intellectualism, with all its foolish ideas, wrong assumptions and bad logic. That is the source of the lie. The modern leftist thinkers whose ideas have led to all this liberal social legislation of the West have been responsible for just so much that is so wrong and foolish. Liberals just don’t think right. Their brains have been addled by too many books, too much reading. They have become mindless slaves to smooth talk and nice sounding ideology. If you want to listen to a person who has both feet on the ground, who makes good sense, who thinks right, listen to a conservative. Liberals don’t think. They just yell and shout. The western world is sick. And the reason it is sick is the foolish mind of western man. All this anti-discrimination legislation. All the political correctness. It is foolishness. At bottom most people are gullible, unthinking fools. They just follow the crowd and think as they are told to think.
All of this makes one reflect on the value of education. The West places great stress on education. In looking at the world, it seems to me that the more highly educated a country is, the less morals it seems to have. And the less morals people have, the more messed up and less happy they are. A certain level of education may be necessary in helping people function in a society but it doesn’t seem to help them much morally. Children are being given important skills such as the ability to read, write and do arithmetic but, at the same time, they are being taught false, wrong, foolish ideas and outlooks. They give them a very valuable gift but load it with poison. I can tell you that I would personally far prefer to be married to a good, virtuous but illiterate wife than to a highly educated but immoral, bad one.
The Way of Truth and Life
God's message to the world
Jesus Christ and His Teachings
Words of Wisdom
Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
On integrity and the lack of it
The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
The teaching is:
On modern intellectualism
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?