We are of but one mind...
Posted by Miranda on June 29, 1998 at 16:33:17:
In response to I don't believe morals are "old-fashioned" either, written by Tamee on May 25, 1998 at 18:56:51
] ] While some would consider her moral values, "old-fashioned", I don't. Abiding by moral principals (based on God's Word) is never "old-fashioned" because God's laws apply to every "new" generation. They don't go "out of style".
] When I referred to Fanny as not being a modern character, I meant that in comparison with today's heroines, who, for the most part, are aggressively independent and vociferous when they object to someone or something, Fanny is very mild and forbearing and thinks too little of her own desserts. And as to the principles that we might not agree with, I should have used the word proprieties rather than principles, since a principle by its nature should be unchanging. I was thinking about her reaction to the play, which initially seemed to be a bit much, but which was shown to be justified. I am myself "old-fashioned"; I believe firmly that there are eternal principles and hold to values that I know many think are "quaint" and meaningless. I think this is one of the reasons I love JA's works so much. Hers is a world of order where some people may hem and haw around morals, but they don't deny they exist.
] Lea, I think you and I are of but one mind on this subject. My husband and I both love JA for many reasons, not the least being her views of moral behavior.
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