de·tri·tus | dəˈtrīdəs | noun | waste or debris of any kind: "streets filled with rubble and detritus."
Maxims Set at Maximum
An idol is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give you. —Tim Keller
If they embark on this course the difference between the old and the new education will be an important one. Where the old initiated, the new merely ‘conditions.’ The old dealt with its pupils as grown birds deal with young birds when they teach them to fly: the new deals with them more as the poultry-keeper deals with young birds—making them thus or thus for purposes of which the birds know nothing. In a word, the old was a kind of propagation—men transmitting manhood to men: the new is merely propaganda. —C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
The Christian Church is not made for good men, but for men. —G. K. Chesterton
The sad reality is that every culture is capable of [moral decay and chaos]. The ancient Israelites sink into this quagmire not because they are worse than all others, but because they are typical of all others. —D. A. Carson, For the Love of God
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” —C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
You Can Run To It
Read It or Weep
. . . if you want to understand what’s happening today. The fictional version of this is “That Hideous Strength”, written about the same time (per DW).