Category Archives: despair

Rest

“On the seventh day God finished his work which he had done and he rested” Genesis 2.2 The first issue involving New Media and Christian holiness is that of rest. The Lord created the heavens and the earth. After that, he … Continue reading

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Curiositas killed the New Media cat

  Curiosity, a desire to learn and discover new things, is a good and necessary part of what it means to be a healthy and active human being. However, if a person is spiritually sick (because of their own actions or … Continue reading

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Dorothy Sayers on Tolerance and Despair

“In the world it calls itself Tolerance; but in hell it is called Despair. It is the accomplice of the other sins and their worst punishment. It is the sin which believes nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, loves … Continue reading

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Introductory Essay concerning Accidie – Francis Paget.

Introductory Essay Concerning Accidie. Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land, and gave no credence unto His word; but murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord Most men may know that strange effect of vividness … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley on Accidie (aka, melancholy, boredom, ennui, despair)

To purchase this book, please follow this link. From: “On the Margin” The cœnobites of the Thebaid were subjected to the assaults of many demons.  Most of these evil spirits cam furtively with the coming of night.  But there was … Continue reading

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Max Weber — “Specialists without spirit”

“The Puritan wanted to work in a calling; we are forced to do so. For when asceticism was carried out of monastic cells into evervday life, and began to dominate worldly morality, it did its part in building the tremendous … Continue reading

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the companions and peers of despair

“Though not the only offspring of acedia, despair is the most legitimate. Saint Thomas Aquinas has assembled the filiae acediae, the companions and peers of despair, in a demonic constellation that it will be rewarding to consider for a moment… … Continue reading

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