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Dorothy Sayers on Gay Marriage? The Other Six Deadly Sins

This post has Christians in mind who support traditional marriage.  Gay marriage proponents and non-Christians are not in view.  Read the following with this in mind.

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Recent developments on the ‘gay marriage’ front, and developments over the last decade, reminded me of an essay written by that insightful Christian critic Dorothy Sayers way back in the 1940s.  Here is the relevant portion:

The Other Six Deadly Sins

Perhaps the bitterest commentary on the way in which Christian doctrine has been taught in the last few centuries is the fact that to the majority of people the word immorality has … continue reading...

Gay Marriage One more Piece of the Progressive’s Social Engineered Rube Goldberg Machine

Do you know what a Rube Goldberg machine is?  Here are some pictures if you don’t.  It’s an elaborate machine composed of unnecessary parts that requires an extraordinary amount of tinkering to get working correctly.

Rube Goldberg machines are really fun to play with, but only on the principle that “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.”

Progressives are a group of people who accept the premise that it is society’s right, nay, duty, to tinker-tinker-tinker with things in pursuit of the ‘common good.’  If someone gets hurt in the meantime, they’re ‘ok’ with that.  I … continue reading...

The Jaffe Memo – Part 6; EVERYTHING is Now Political

In Part 5, I concluded that something very significant has happened over the last three decades: ‘politics’ has become all-encompassing.

In short: everything has become political.

And if everything has become political, and Christians are supposed to butt out, that means that the Christian is being asked (or told) that he can have absolutely no opinion at all about anything that happens in society that they are permitted to all. I’m not talking about abortion, or gay marriage. I’m talking about everything.

For example, let’s say we were talking about the minimum wage. At first blush, if ever there were … continue reading...

Christianity and Libertarians, the Republic, and the Consent of the Governed

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed Declaration of Independence


The last few months I’ve seen some strident statements of opposition against libertarians by conservatives.  I’m on several … continue reading...

News Flash: Boys have Penises, Girls have Vaginas / Contra Feminism

The news article title is “Parents keep child’s gender a secret.”

In this remarkable but unsurprising news story we learn of two parents who have decided not to let the world know what kind of genitalia their child has.  It is their goal to let their child decide for ‘itself’ whether or not it shall behave ‘as a boy’ or ‘as a girl’ when s/he is old enough to understand and decide.  Unsurprisingly, the parents are thoroughly liberal progressives.   And this kind of story is why I am a ‘conservative.’

My basic guiding principle has been that my … continue reading...

I’ve changed my mind on gay marriage

I saw a couple of hits on a blog entry I wrote in March of 2010.  The gist of it is that I mocked the notion that the state has no business deciding who should marry.  I just looked at the entry again and have found my facetious arguments compelling. *

A little toaster love may be just what the world needs.

http://sntjohnny.com/front/questions-for-pillow-marriage-advocates/812.html

*I find them compelling if you find them compelling.  😉… continue reading...

Questions for Pillow-Marriage Advocates

In my last entry I felt compelled to clarify that I was married- and that, to a woman, and not a pillow.

I felt this need because of this article I just read talking about a guy in Korea marrying… well, a pillow.

Far be it from me to prohibit anyone from living out the rest of their lives in a committed, monogamous relationship.  But I do have some questions.

Q.  Does the pillow consent?  If consent is no longer one of the important elements constituting real ‘marriage’ where does it end?  Will people be marrying shoes next?  If shoes, … continue reading...

Ridicule: Weapon of Choice for an Easy Victory

I think that this blog entry might be useful as a beginning of a series.  I should just post examples as I come across them.  It’s the kind of thing that you’ll notice more once you see a few examples.

What I’ve noticed is that there are quite a few areas out there where arguments are won not on the merits of the facts or the cogency of the argument but rather because the proponent casts his position as so intellectually self-evident that to believe otherwise is to be… well… an idiot.

If you want to find a glut of … continue reading...

Science as Club to Snuff Debate, Choice, and Conscience

The latest illustration of a growing and worrisome trend in scientism in our society comes in this story about the morning after pill being made available without a prescription to “17 year olds.” Here are some quotes:

Seventeen-year-olds will be able to buy the “morning-after” emergency contraceptive without a doctor’s prescription, a decision that conservatives denounced as a blow to parental supervision of teens but that women’s groups said represents sound science.

“It’s a good indication that the agency will move expeditiously to ensure its policy on Plan B is based solely on science,” said Nancy Northup, president of … continue reading...

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called out of Darkness

Read my reviews of Anne’s other books, Out of Egypt and Road to Cana.

PURCHASE CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS


I was pleased to have Anne Rice’s latest release sent to me for review. Her spiritual auto-biography, Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession, is available for purchase through Amazon.
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Anne Rice begins her book by laying out in… continue reading...

Christianity and Homosexuality Part Two

In the first part of this discussion I explained that I believe that Christians need to distinguish between how we feel about homosexuality as a matter of our faith and religion and how we feel about it as citizens of this country.  I had recently issued a call to Christians to do that on the ChristianPost.com, where I contribute columns.  Part one talked about concerns strictly as a citizen of this country.  This part will approach the matter from the spiritual side of things.

The very first thing I want to say is that the basic premise of Christianity on … continue reading...

Two Kingdom Talk about Homosexuality and Christianity Part One

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In a recent column posted at the ChristianPost.com I urged Christians to more carefully distinguish between our approach to homosexuality as citizens of heaven and our approach as citizens of this nation.  The basic idea is that Christians shouldn’t conflate the two approaches, even if both are important. This post is my opportunity to take my own advice.

There will be at least two posts in the series.  The first comes not as a Christian, but simply as a citizen of this country.  It is below.

1.  Let us take as our example what happened in California.  … continue reading...