Just something that felt good…

…to read

From http://blogthoreau.blogspot.com/2005/08/thoreaus-journal-18-aug-1858.html

Last evening one of our neighbors, who has just completed a costly house and front yard, the most showy in the village, illuminated in honor of the Atlantic telegraph. I read in great letters before the house the sentence “Glory to God in the highest.” But it seemed to me that that was not a sentiment to be illuminated, but to keep dark about. A simple and genuine sentiment of reverence would not emblazon these words as on a signboard in the streets. They were exploding countless crackers beneath it, and gay company, passing in and out, made it a kind of housewarming. I felt a kind of shame for [it], and was inclined to pass quickly by, the ideas of indecent exposure and cant being suggested. What is religion? That which is never spoken.

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Posted on August 18, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. But sad that this sentiment is shared by an ever decreasing number across the world. 😦

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