Category Religion

This is the Church

The church is privileged. The church only cares about power. The church wants to run my life. Stupid Christians worship white Jesus. America is a Christian Nation. God Bless America. We must defend Christendom! Meanwhile the oldest Christian churches in the world are reliving the crucifixion. Have been for 13 centuries.

Less Religion = Less Tolerance?

I’m always paraphrasing Orwell and saying that the future will be an Alt-right Trump supporter and a sweaty obese college feminist, screaming in your face, forever. There is an article in The Atlantic that mostly agrees: the rise of Trump corresponds closely to the dropping church-affiliation of Republicans. The rise of dumb-ass campus leftism (the author concentrates on BLM but he could be talking about […]

No, Intersectionality is not a Religion

The ever-excitable Andrew Sullivan on the neo-Marxist craze of Intersectionality: It is operating, in Orwell’s words, as a “smelly little orthodoxy,” and it manifests itself, it seems to me, almost as a religion. It posits a classic orthodoxy through which all of human experience is explained — and through which all speech must be filtered. […]

The Many and the Few

A newly translated lecture by Joseph Ratzinger from 1958 has been published at Homiletic and Pastoral Review, dealing with the pastoral problems of running a church where the majority of members are not in fact believers, or who have only a tenuous faith. It is surprisingly timely. Despite the charge often leveled against Ratzinger that […]

The Christian Left

This is an old post about the failures of Progressive Christianity. It is still relevant now that we see the Religious Right determined to follow down the same path.  I link to parts two and three below. There used to be a lively Christian Left in America which while not quite yet extinct is teetering on […]

Christainty as a means to an end.

Russell Moore: A religious right activist group from Washington placed fliers in our church’s vestibule, outlining the Christian position on issues. Even as a teenager, I could recognize that the issues just happened to be the same as the talking points of the Republican National Committee. With many of these issues, there did seem to be […]

On the Reasonableness of Christianity

I can't help but think that this "reasonable" litigators' Christianity is why our faith is so intellectually poor, so resentful and angry. — Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) January 30, 2017 This tweet came after Kevin Williamson (whom people mistake for an atheist but who is actually a convert to Catholicism) pointed out that no, there is […]