The Second Eclectic

Technology changes how we relate to God and each other

When in Rome...

...[The Roman Emperor] Decius...investigated the more general causes that...urged the decline of the Roman greatness. He soon discovered that it was impossible to replace that greatness on a permanent basis without restoring public virtue, ancient principles, and manners, and the oppressed majesty of the laws.

Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana