#amreading THE DECLINE AND FALL, Help!

Stayed up till the wee hours reading. Not that anything really captured her attention.

The section she arrived at last night (Chapter V: The Progress of Christianity) was nothing but page after page after page after page about religion. Specifically, about Christianity. About moral precepts. About the sacred institution of marriage. About the elements of a spiritual life.

Where are those Roman emperors: Caligula, Nero, Commodus et. al.? Where are those vein-slitting Praetors? Where are those gladiatorial combats? Where are those extravagant Roman processions? Where are those ambitious Roman generals? Is this book really about the Decline and Fall?

Declines are usually pretty interesting. Bad things happen during declines: riots, conspiracies, murders, wars, dissolution, desperation, unfettered evil. Shall self continue?

Stay tuned.


  1. Sunny Lanning said,

    March 18, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I don’t know that this material would have kept me up late! But it is funny how a friend and I were discussing this time, today, as the New Era of Rome. We are staying tuned for the Fall.

    • March 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Haaa! I am very determined. Do you know how many weeks it took me to get to this point? I was really, really looking forward to reading about some bad-ass Roman emperors. To work out my frustrations. Because POTUS.

      • Sunny Lanning said,

        March 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        After reading about his budget proposal, I signed up for an early boxing class. He is the President who killed Elmo.

      • March 18, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        Yes, let me count the ways he has driven me to equating RN with Decline: appointed a Sec of State who left North Korea abruptly, claiming “fatigue”; a Secretary of Education who thinks guns are necessary to protect students from grizzlies; a secretary of the environment who’s actually anti-environment; an Attorney General rumored to be a past member of the KKK; and let’s not forget, a Chief White House Spokesman who hates the press!

      • Sunny Lanning said,

        March 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm

        I cannot count the ways; it’s like counting grains of sand in the Sahara.

      • March 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm

        lmao And the boxing class — sounds like a really fabulous idea

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