I was intending to post something else tonight, and I even started jotting down something else on another subject, but time has not permitted me to complete that yet. Instead, I will share a very insightful quote from an all-too-appropriate source. Little did the author know just how prophetic his statement would be (in many contexts):
"History repeats itself; and only he who knows the course of error in the past can be on his guard against its insidious approaches in the future" (E. J. Waggoner, Fathers of the Catholic Church, p. IV).
Waggoner wrote this in 1888 and he was referencing the history of the Catholic church. But his words could very well be applied to his own plight, later on that same year (and the church's subsequent treatment of him). History has not been kind to Waggoner, mostly because we have forgotten him altogether, and haven't learned from the past.