Website owner: James Miller
America, lost to Goodness, lost to God
I attended a small, one room country school from grades one through eight, age six to fourteen. It was a mile and a half from home and I walked to and from school. After school I would have farm chores to do, mainly things like helping feeding, bedding and milking twenty four milk cows. Before doing the farm chores, however, there were several radio programs I would listen to. Straight Arrow, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, Lone Ranger, and Sky King are some that I remember. I would get home from school around 4:30 and listen to them from around 4:30 - 6:30. After milking the cows we would have supper. Then after supper I would watch TV with my father and younger brother. I remember we would watch boxing on Wednesday and Friday evenings, wrestling on certain days, and sometimes football. For me these were innocent days. Both radio and television were clean. There was no bad language, no indecent innuendoes, no indecency of any kind. They reflected, at that time, the Christian value system. It was easy for me at that time to believe in the basic goodness and decency of people in general, believe that most people were more or less like myself, with the same general values and outlooks. The general image that the mass media presented of people in general at that time was one of goodness and decency. Given all this it was easy for me to believe in the goodness of my country. How things have changed from that time! Little by little, step by step. The great sexual revolution. First Elvis Presley, then the hippie movement with all its free love, then the condoning and acceptance of homosexuality. Americans have really revealed themselves, shown what they really are, what they are made of, over the past fifty years. That is all I can say. How can any good person in this day and age, any person who knows right from wrong, have a good opinion of people in general today? Good people do not accept indecency and moral depravity. It is that simple. And depravity of the order of homosexuality? What do you think? Americans have degenerated into animals. How can any good person have a good opinion of America today? When a society condones high depravity, that is depravity. When people no longer know right from wrong, that is depravity. If a person does wrong and is sorry that he has done wrong, there is hope for him. His conscience is still intact. But if he does wrong and then rationalizes his behavior, defends it, refuses to admit that it is wrong, perverting his own mind and heart, then he is lost to Goodness, lost to God.
I now compare people to dogs. There are good dogs and there are bad dogs. I was thinking the other day that I have known dogs for which I have had a very high regard — a far better regard than I have of most people. I have known dogs which I would describe as “very good dogs”. I admire goodness, whether it is in a dog or a human. Goodness wins my heart. Dogs are human-like in many ways. They have personalities. They have character traits as do people, can be very intelligent, and can exhibit goodness, integrity and character. I had known dogs that I would trust far more than I would any person. I believe that animals, in general, never sink to the depths of depravity that so many people do. Why would this be? Well, first they don’t use things like alcohol and drugs — substances that muddle their senses and lead them into substance dependence and foolish behavior. Second, they don’t have the influence of godless intellectuals, liberal theologians, a liberal mass media, Hollywood, and the crowd who pervert their thinking and lead them down roads of intellectual foolishness. They just use their common sense and that keeps them on the right road. The mind of man is capable of tremendous foolishness. Man has within him an amazing capacity for self-deception. He has within him an amazing capacity for messing himself up.
When the sympathies of a society are with the depraved and wicked and its biases are against the Moral and Upright, what does that tell one?
How can anyone respect any society that has descended into slavery to its most base appetites and inclinations?
America, lost to Goodness, lost to God. The entire western world, lost to Goodness, lost to God.
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?