John Philip Sousa – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country. When I was a boy...in front of every house in the summer evenings, you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have avocal cord left. The vocal cord will be eliminated by a process of evolution, as was the tail of man when he came from the ape. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Philip_Sousa

Church Archives – Crisis Magazine

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“Education,” according to Plato’s Socrates, “is not what the professions of certain men assert it to be”—it is not the putting of knowledge into the soul “as though [one] were putting sight into blind eyes.” Rather, education is the art of turning souls around so that our natural human powers, directed toward “what really is,” [...] http://www.crisismagazine.com/issues/church

H. L. Mencken Quotes

[380] One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected. ...[This] convention protects them, and so they proceed with their blather unwhipped and almost unmolested, to the great damage of common sense and common decency. that they should have this immunity is an outrage. There is nothing in religious ideas, as a class, to lift them above other ideas. On the contrary, they are always dubious and often quite silly. Nor is there any visible intellectual dignity in theologians. Few of them know anything that is worth knowing, and not many of them are even honest. via H. L. Mencken Quotes.