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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Curling Up Under the Blanket

Douglas Wilson: Curling Up Under the Blanket
We live in a generation that is totalitarian in principle, having accepted all the basic totalitarian premises. Denying the Lordship of Jesus Christ drives you to those premises — for if Jesus is not Lord, then there is a vacancy that men will always want to fill. ...

We started by believing, as we ought to have done, that every man had a right to his own cabbages. We have ended by believing that every man has a right to his own truths. That ends with goons coming from the Department of Agriculture to seize the cabbages, and not one minister of the gospel in ten can explain how all such events are connected.


K T Cat said...

That was awesome. Thanks for sharing the link.

Edgestow said...

How liberty and equality disappear

Pay particular attention to this paragraph:

"Europe is dying because it has become morally incompetent. It isn’t that Europe stands for nothing. It’s that it stands for shallow things, shallowly. Europeans believe in human rights, tolerance, openness, peace, progress, the environment, pleasure. These beliefs are all very nice, but they are also secondary. What Europeans no longer believe in are the things from which their beliefs spring: Judaism and Christianity; liberalism and the Enlightenment; martial pride and capability; capitalism and wealth. Still less do they believe in fighting or sacrificing or paying or even arguing for these things. Having ignored and undermined their own foundations, they wonder why their house is coming apart." (my emphasis)

Also this:

"[It] is the marriage of reason and revelation that produced a civilization of technological mastery tempered by human decency."

Edgestow said...

Forgot to explain the wording of the link. It is in response to this posting by im-skeptical over on his blog. I am well aware that the coexistence of liberty and equality is a difficult, if not impossible, thing to pull off in the real world. (Just ask the French how well that attempt worked out in 1789-1815.)

Thought you might be amused by Skeppy's "reasoning".

Ilíon said...

Welcome to my little corner of the interwebs, Edgestow.

I don't recall that I've ever seen your screen-name. But, by your mention of Skeppy, I presume you've seen me at Victor Reppert's blog. Just in case you haven't realized it, Skeppy's "reasoning" doesn't amuse me ... it almost makes me physically ill.

Edgestow said...

"I presume you've seen me at Victor Reppert's blog."

Yeah, that's where I found the link to this site (on your profile). Thanks for the welcome.