Friday, April 29, 2005

Fragmentary Confessional Assertions


This won't come as a surprise to many, but for me, the difficulty making it is indicative of the vestiges of the old man which remain...

The transcendentals -- truth, beauty, goodness, and unity -- and The Transcendental (the Triune God) are found & encountered far, far more in an hour of classical music than in three hours of political talk radio or tv, of whatever ideology.


Getting that out of my way, here's my evaluation of conservative talk show hosts:

O'Reilly: blow-hard.
Hannity: far too superficial.
Limbaugh: the most cogent of the three of these.
Laura Ingraham: the best of them; she knows that there's more to life than politics.

But like I said, time is almost always better spent exploring Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, etc. And before you roll your eyes, remember that classical music is not just for snobs et al... it's for everyone who appreciates that which is truly beautiful (and hence, true, good, and one).

Finally, remember the first word in the title of this post.

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