A poem that I memorized years ago by the British poet, Alexander Pope came to mind this week. It goes like this.
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too often, familiar with her face,
We first pity, then endure, then embrace
The moral code and compass of our culture has moved considerably during my life time. The things that were once shocking and abhorrent, are now accepted, endured and in some circles embraced. Continue reading