Welcome to the "Original" Dynasty Rankings Fantasy Football Blog

This blog was born out of a Dynasty Rankings thread originally begun in October, 2006 at the Footballguys.com message boards. The rankings in that thread and the ensuing wall-to-wall discussion of player values and dynasty league strategy took on a life of its own at over 275 pages and 700,000 page views. The result is what you see in the sidebar under "Updated Positional Rankings": a comprehensive ranking of dynasty league fantasy football players by position on a tiered, weighted scale. In the tradition of the original footballguys.com Dynasty Rankings thread, intelligent debate is welcome and encouraged.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Quote of the Day | April 20, 2008: Exclusion & Persecution

Jacques Barzun's 2000 From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present:

What is the reasoning behind exclusion and persecution? The keener the individual conscience, the sharper its judgment of human beliefs and behavior, its own included. In proportion to its "love of truth and hatred of sin," it develops suspicion of others' faith and morals. The smallest divergence from the absolute is grave error and wickedness. From there it is a short step to declaring war on misbelievers. When faith is both intellectual and visceral, the overwhelming justification is that heresy imperils other souls. If the erring sheep will not recant, he or she becomes a source of error in others.

Tags: Barzun, Dawn to Decadence, Faith

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