In late 17th century Scotland, a young farmer waits to meet his fiancée. She is a maid in the nearby hall. Today she is late, so the young man takes out his Bible and leans against a wall to read.
A party of soldiers crosses the bridge, leading to the farm. They are paid by the Crown to hunt down Covenanters. Right now they are searching for the two sons of this farm. Their eyes land on the young farmhand. He looks about the right age to be one of the sons. And what is that in his hand? No one but a Covenanter would read a Bible! The soldiers approach the young man and shoot him dead.Read more
An age which values itself on parody, burlesque, irony, and caricature, produces little that is sublime, either in genius or in virtue; but they amuse and we live in an age which must be amused, though genius, feeling, truth, and principle be the sacrifice.
~ Hannah More
Before creation, there was Tohu and Bohu - confusion and emptiness.
Each day of creation banished tohu and bohu more and more.
Light established clarity, where darkness brought confusion.
Light revealed the subsequent creations - plants, birds, fish animals - and a world so far from empty as to be full of goodness.
The creation of man was the final abolition of confusion, for man was commanded to rule Eden. With the order for all creatures and life to be fruitful and multiply, the world was to be less empty, every day, every year, everywhere.Read more