Culture

The Cult of Intersectionality

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(If you don’t know what that is, don’t feel bad.  I didn’t either until about three months ago.  Chances are you do know what it is, just didn’t know the proper designation.) To Charles Murray, it looks like the end of liberal education in America: “What happened last Thursday has the potential to be a […]

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A Relationship . . . AND a Religion

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Look, I get it. The Christian faith offers friendship,* partnership,* fellowship* and even kinship* with God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord.  If you grew up in church and heard this all your life it may be difficult to grasp how mind-bending this is.  But think about it: the Creator of the universe wants […]

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Family Inclusive, Part Two

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They are wiggling in the pew.  They’re grinning their sweet baby smiles at grownups across the aisle.  They are head-butting mom (ouch!) and irritating dad (shh!).  The whole church service takes place against a background of hisses that sound like a snake convention.  You want them in the pews but it’s sweet temporary relief when […]

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On to the Next Victim, or, Where's Milo?

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I started hearing of Milo Yiannopoulos a couple of years ago, probably on the Corner at National Review.  Even then, I kept getting him confused with Matt Yglesias (same initials, different ethnicity and politics).  The picture gradually came into focus: editor at Bretibart News; gay, outrageous, mean, flamboyant, opportunistic. My first online encounter was this […]

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Shake It Up, Betsy!

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Here’s the thing: Education is hard.  But it’s not complicated. Great thinkers, most of whom have never actually tried to educate a turnip, have proposed all kinds of theoretical education reforms: see Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, etc.  From some of these theorists you get the idea that a child is a laboratory for experimentation. Actually, […]

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Faith Like a Dollar General Knockoff

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She goes to church, loves her parents and Jesus, posts appreciative Instagrams about the latest homily she heard from the pulpit. She sings about Bad Romance, twerks onstage in skimpy outfits, performs anthems celebrating the LGBT spectrum and identifies as bisexual. To her fans, especially the religiously inclined, she’s an icon of “provocative faith.”  To […]

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