Archive for September 9th, 2009

Camille Paglia on Democrats:

“[A]ffluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why? Is it because the new professional class is a glossy product of generically institutionalized learning? Independent thought and logical analysis of argument are no longer taught. Elite education in the U.S. has become a frenetic assembly line of competitive college application to schools where ideological brainwashing is so pandemic that it’s invisible. The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote “critical thinking,” which sounds good but is in fact just a style of rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms (“racism, sexism, homophobia”) when confronted with any social issue. The Democratic brain has been marinating so long in those clich├ęs that it’s positively pickled.”

And on Republicans:

“What a backbiting mess the GOP is! It lacks even one credible voice of traditional moral values on the national stage and is addicted to sonorous pieties of pharisaical emptiness. Republican politicians sermonize about the sanctity of marriage while racking up divorces and sexual escapades by the truckload.”

the nail has been hit soundly on its head.

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September Bucer Class

Y’all coming? Steven Wedgeworth and I will be doing a class on “Romanism and Orthodoxy” this coming Saturday at the Bucer Institute (starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Jackson House). It should be fun as we consider these two communions and the problems that they face in their doctrine and practice. Wedge will be carrying the main load giving three of the four lectures on the peculiar attractions of Rome and Constantinople; the peculiar teachings of each; and what the future holds for us who are happily Reformed. Ought to be very helpful, so come if you’re in the area and can make it.

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