Copyright © Larry Johnson 2020 At the outset of this essay I provide forewarning that to some, the contents may at various points appear to be cold hearted or unsympathetic. However it will be difficult to relate some views without accepting this risk. In the event that the reader is affronted I will understand the … Continue reading The News Media Rampage
© Larry Stephen Johnson – July 2019 One of the characteristics of the modern world is the ever increasing inability for the populous to conduct a civil debate. One ponders on the narratives of our predecessors, where the evidence indicates that members of society from varied callings were able to participate in an argument without … Continue reading The Lost Art of the Civil Debate
Copyright © Larry Johnson 2019 One of my favourite writers, G.K. Chesterton, once wrote an interesting essay titled ‘The Twelve Men’. Ladies will have to excuse the title as the essay was written in the early Twentieth Century when women didn’t enjoy the equality now observed. In his essay he explained that the benefit of … Continue reading The Jury
Copyright © Larry Johnson 2019 The more I reflect on those who claim that there is no God, the more I struggle to understand their position. In the following essay I will attempt to lay out some ideas to assist the reader in comprehending my view. It was once said that to order our world … Continue reading Is It Unreasonable to Not Believe in God?
Copyright © Larry Johnson 2019 There are from time to time moments of stillness that intersect our lives. To sit, looking out a window and drift into pensiveness. It was not long ago that such an event occurred for me. My thoughts were thus. Waking one morning I heard the sound of a crowd in … Continue reading Then and Now (a reflection)
Copyright © Larry Johnson 2019 Some years ago, I was privy to comments that standards once accepted by society had been lowered. The remark didn’t concern itself so much with the fact that agreed norms for the culture were being under-mined; but that the actual benchmarks were themselves being devalued. I concurred somewhat with the … Continue reading Ever Descending Standards
Copyright © Larry Johnson 2019 I have often pondered on the habit of the many who reminisce about things of days past. In conversations with family and friends we wax on recollections of how things used to be: the simplicity of life when measured with that of the present: when we seemed to have more … Continue reading That Longing for the Days of Old