Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Pride Cycle

The pride cycle as it applies to democracies. Where would you say we are right now?

"1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependency back into bondage.”


I'd say number 7, teetering on the plunge to number 8. Heaven help us. Please.

Read the source for this quote here.

2 comments:

Carissa said...

Between 7 and 8! Good observations. What do you think?

Hola said...

I'd like to expound a bit on this. Its called the Pride cycle but you left out the Pride parts.

"1. From bondage to spiritual faith; -Humility

2. From spiritual faith to great courage; Humility and Faith

3. From courage to liberty;
-Deliverance from sin
by God

4. From liberty to abundance;
-Faithful and obedient to commandments

5. From abundance to complacency;
-Prosperity and then Pride

6. From complacency to apathy;
-Less and less faithful to God, more prideful in prosperity.

7. From apathy to dependence;
-Dependence and love for material things, Pride, no obedience.

8. From dependency back into bondage.”
-Bondage of sin for not keeping the commandments and not loving God