The Pantheon, in Rome, is still in use after some 2,000 years: construction began under Augustus Caesar. Two thousand years! But we’re lucky if we get 50 years out of one of our expensive public buildings.
The UK Daily Mail has a photo spread on some of America’s grandest public buildings and manufacturing centers, now fallen into ruin.
Look at these colossal ruins. What war, what earthquake, what catastrophic flood could have done this?
Uh, none of the above: public policy conceived by idiots and administered by thieves – that’s what did it.
The productive citizens fled from corrupt and incompetent government, leaving no one to carry on the city’s economy.
I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (I Corinthians 1:19)
The wisdom of this world created these great buildings, and the wisdom of this world also turned them into ruins.
Hey! Let’s teach people not to work, and reward them for having out-of-wedlock babies but not having families, and jam them all into our cities, and see what happens!
Well, now we’ve seen.
This is wisdom without God. This is the way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
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