It may seem incongruous that a blog which is all about empirical thinking and the eradication of political dogma would be written by a Christian. It would be incongruous if Christian belief is a philosophical position. It is not. Christian belief is completely irrational, and by any rational standard is completely insane. A benevolent creator God, separated from us by our sin, loves us so much he sent his son (who is also God) to die as expiation for all the sins of the world so that all who believed on him would be credited with his righteousness and restored to a direct relationship with God.… Read the rest
Why has Progressivism kept winning for the past century? There’s one key reason: their control of education.
Education has always attracted the world-improvers. They learned well from the metaphysical faith traditions. It’s no accident that Catholic schools pepper the planet and the Saudi funding of rock-back-and-forward-dreaming-of-virgins madrassas has created the foundation for an emerging pan-continental Islamic empire. The socialists learned from that example. If you’re indoctrinating your opponents’ children, then it doesn’t matter that they’re right and your beliefs are nuts. Let him fight his ‘culture war’. You’ll win.
Progressivism (I’m using this as an umbrella term for all iterations of leftism – Whiggism, communism, Fabian socialism, social democracy, fascism, national socialism, Cultural Marxism – same virus different update) has literally been renewed with fresh blood as each generation comes of age.… Read the rest
This post follows on from Why I am a Christian.
For those of who have never read the Bible, it’s not just a story of how Jesus did nice things for people. Actually the topic Jesus talked about most often was the coming judgement for those who are outside him, and his imagery was pretty intense. The Bible is not about punishment though; it is about redemption. It’s a letter from God explaining his plan to fix everything back to how he first intended it because he loves you so much. The image of God as harsh and cruel is an old Gnostic lie that we see throughout our culture.… Read the rest
It occurs to me that Bangladesh doesn’t have a migrant crisis. Why is that?
There are many reasons that I have encountered for why the West has been subject to mass immigration for the last 40 years. Some, quite correctly, cite the suicidal welfare polices which encourage miscegenation. Some point to demographic trends, for which the evidence is not so clear. They’re not paying to be smuggled to Siberia. Some people think it’s wheat. Some people, again I think correctly, point to the masochistic mentality of our Cultural Marxist elites who see Western culture as the root of all evil and want to see it destroyed so tolerance will break out in the world. … Read the rest