“The phrase ‘take over’ doesn’t mean taking up artillery on Paradise Ridge. It’s persuasion to live more peaceable lives.” Douglas Wilson
For our new readers in Moscow who may not know, Douglas Wilson did not take batting practice on random flower pots in this vid. Instead, he specifically invoked a well-known biblical image of “clay pots,” or “earthen vessels.” Scripture uses these words as metaphors for “human beings.” We see this early in Genesis (Gen. 2:7) and it runs all the way through the New Testament. Not once or twice, but multiple times. The image culminates in Romans 9, which appears to the subject of Mr. Wilson’s performance art.
A few years ago Douglas Wilson deployed a few followers to harass so-called “intoleristas” on the community bulletin board. Locals dubbed these goons “Doug’s Thugs,” appropriately. They bullied and abused their neighbors who criticized Mr. Wilson, which is standard operating procedure. In this context, man-boys smashing earthen vessels — or human beings — with baseball bats to please Doug Wilson is consistent with Mr. Wilson’s idea of “persuasion to live more peaceable lives.”
Christ Church — where the hits keep on coming.