quotes tagged with 'desensitization'

Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Screwtape LettersSaved by richardkmiller in temptation desensitization hell subtlety 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
What an insidious thing is this culture amidst which we live. It permeates our environment, and we think we are being reasonable and logical when, all too often, we have been molded by the ethos, what the Germans call the zeitgeist, or the culture of our place and time.
Author: David R. Stone, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-602-29,00.h...Saved by richardkmiller in influence reason culture logic desensitization 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Author: Alexander Pope, Source: UnknownSaved by richardkmiller in vice desensitization 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The daily spectacle of atrocious acts has stifled all feeling of pity in the hearts of men. When every hour we see or hear of an act of dreadful cruelty we lose all feeling of humanity. Crime no longer horrifies us. We smile at the enormities of our youth. We condone passion, when we should understand that the unrestrained emotions of men produce chaos. Once we were a nation of self-control and austerity, and had a reverence for life and justice. This is no longer true. We prefer our politicians, particularly if they swagger with youth and are accomplished jesters and liars. We love entertainment, even in law, even in government. Unless we reform our fate is terrible.
Author: Taylor Caldwell, Source: A Pillar of IronSaved by richardkmiller in government law entertainment drama desensitization politicians 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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