Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry displays some sleazy ethics in his lecture on Christian ethics

KingRustin

Writing for The Week, Gobry’s “Why so many Christians won’t back down on gay marriage” is a steaming pile of passive-aggressive insinuation. His preferred method of argument appears to be to avoid lying by direct assertion, opting instead to lie by passing reference to assumed “facts” that are actually unsupportable fabrications containing nasty accusations. To save time, I’ll only highlight three such lies from the article. [Read more...]

‘Card-playing and wine-drinking’ still ‘weigh infinitely more’ for Christians than the weightier matters of the law

"I beseech thee, O Lord, to guide my slave-snatching kidnappers as they seek to restore Oney and her children to bondage ..."

The definitive word on the faith and morality of George Washington belongs to someone who knew him more intimately than any of them — and who saw him far more clearly than any contemporary historian: Oney Judge Staines. [Read more...]

Mr. Chesterton, Tear down that fence! (more on ‘accommodating the prevailing culture’)

BerlinWall

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up,” G.K. Chesterton said. That’s good advice. But Chesterton’s maxim works backwards as well as forwards. If we come to know that there’s no good reason for the fence — or only bad reasons for it — then we’re obliged to take it down. [Read more...]

If you’re fighting to preserve the status quo, you cannot accuse those who seek to change it of ‘accommodating to the prevailing culture’

AKCP

Defending the status quo of the prevailing culture by accusing those trying to change it of “cultural accommodation” is self-refuting nonsense. It makes no sense — particularly when coupled with the narrative/assertion that says those seeking change are dangerous revolutionaries. Those two things cannot both be true. These people cannot both be radical revolutionaries threatening to overthrow the prevailing culture and also squishy conformists so desperate to be affirmed by that prevailing culture that they will redefine themselves to accommodate it. [Read more...]

What’s your excuse, baby?

Bystanding

Briallen Hopper addresses this same fearful, noncommittal standing in the middle in a terrific essay at Killing the Buddha called “White People Problems.” Hopper’s first hook involves the recent Facebook-beloved advice column from Andrew W.K., which epitomizes the way that irresponsible timidity gets repackaged as a lofty, above-the-fray, “Third Way.” [Read more...]

Smart people saying smart things (9.16)

Armstrong

Jane Van Galen reads the style pages; Karen Armstrong on good theology; Drew G.I. Hart looks “Beyond the white privilege model;” Emily Bazelon won’t call the police; and W.E.B. Du Bois is still right. [Read more...]

Charisma is trying to get missionaries killed

Crosshairs

Gary Cass is deliberately inciting violence against innocents — Muslim children and families, Sikhs and other frequent victims of “mistaken identity” in anti-Muslim vigilanteism, Christian missionaries in the Muslim world. Charisma is participating in and enabling that incitement of violence. [Read more...]

Charismanews.com goes full-on Hutu radio

3books

Cass and Charisma are not merely “Islamophobic” — this is the language of genocide. This is Hutu radio stuff. Cass is trying to incite violence and Charisma magazine is eagerly amplifying his voice. We’ve heard this before. This is what evil sounds like. [Read more...]


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