And last, it should be noted (yet again) that all moral claims require a moral foundation. Misogyny is a sin because God hates it, and He will judge those guilty of unrepentant continuance in this sin on the Last Day, along with those guilty of other sins against His Word. But if there is no God, or no judgment, or no fixed moral standards, then everything reduces to a matter of personal preference. And if you are an enraged Hindu, whose personal preference was to have received a larger dowry, Melynda has outlined for us what happens then. True relativistic multi-culturalism will have to swallow an awful lot. Open wide!
It’s easy to fake humility when you confess the other guy’s sin. But he never explains why Moscow breeds arrogance. Continue reading
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.” —2 Timothy 3:13 Continue reading
Yes, someone might say. But still. Why you have to use phrases like ‘lumberjack dykes’? It is provocative. Yes, it most certainly is. But the people pretending to be outraged are liars. I put certain things out there as bait, because I know they will take it, and when they take it I have yet another glorious opportunity to not care about their faux-outrage. Look. We just had one of the largest political demonstrations in American history, which consisted of tens of thousands of women in vagina hats. Christians who are concerned about the kind of provocative discourse you can read here — and their anxiety is not faux-anxiety because they have been conditioned too well — need to recognize that they are not living in the world that they think they are living in.
“Imagine Lady Gaga washed up on a desert island — how long do you think those outfits would last? Imagine Miley Cyrus washed up on a desert island — think she would be dancing up and down the beach with that foam finger? No. The whole point is to shock and insult those who don’t know that they are being played. Take that away and the whole game collapses.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
“The whole point is to shock and insult those who don’t know that they are being played. Take that away and the whole game collapses.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
This photograph of Douglas Wilson is not a Photoshop. He posed for the pic in preparation for his debates with Christopher Hitchens and posted it to his personal website. Continue reading
“So if someone with a long enough face to be a dowager from Human Resources tells me that I am no longer permitted, as a cis-white-male, to make any observations or comparisons, metaphorical or otherwise, about any aspect of the female anatomy, guess what I am going to do? Guess what my next blog post is going to be about?” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
He could care less. Continue reading
The apostle Paul took a dim view of dirty talk. In Colossians 3:8 he uses the word aischrologia to prohibit filthy communication. In our previous discussion of this (on Eph. 5:4), we noted that we need to take our directions on this from the robust apostles and not from the prim Victorians. Now where might the line be between speech that one or the other might prohibit? A simple rule that will deal with most of the issues would be this one: avoid all speech that is trying to be dirty in the way prohibited, speech that depends on and needs the shock effect.
Posted by Douglas Wilson — 1/28/2008 12:49:52 PM
The Presiding Minister of the CREC called the Presiding Ministers of the CREC a little old widow. Frankly, I’m surprised he didn’t ridicule them for the size of their chests. Continue reading
“Refusal to teach boys to honor girls and women will certainly result in grief, but grief too late.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading