Metallic Pea

Frustrating People Since 1971.

To Make Ourselves Worthy

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‘But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.’  ~ I Timothy 5:8

 

If you appreciate the fruits of Western Civilisation–and you should if you do not–you can thank the 300 Spartans who stood in the breach at Thermopylae and battered the Persian hoard which outnumbered them 400:1.  Though the Greeks were destroyed (due in no small part to a betrayal) after two days of brutal and fierce close-quarters combat, these brave men ultimately saved the West.

Why did they do it?  They were defending kin and soil–two things that don’t seem to matter as much to-day as they once did.  We are a semi-nomadic people spread hither and yon, miles away from our immediate (not mention extended) families.  And, for that matter, the age-old adage, ‘Blood is thicker than water’ means very little anymore.

I have not seen the movie ‘300’ which chronicles this heroic frame in Time but I may have to break down and do so.  This video overdubs ‘Game On’ by Christian rock band Disciple; if it doesn’t inspire you, I suggest you drive to the nearest hospital and have them check you for a heart.  (Warning: The violent movie footage in the video is quite graphic–it’s not for the young or weak of stomach.)

    

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Written by ninepoundhammer

October 31, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Posted in History

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  1. I’ll bring it tomorrow if you want to watch it.

    Jackasic

    November 1, 2008 at 6:01 pm

  2. I can dig it. Thanks, bud.

    ninepoundhammer

    November 1, 2008 at 6:03 pm

  3. Congrats on a safe delivery of Baby Jackson! We are so happy for you!

    janelle

    November 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm


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