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Easter Linkfest

05 Apr

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Carnivore’s Cave: He is Risen! Alleluia!

Adventures In Keeping House: Clash Of The Titans, 1981; When The Raven Flies

Citadel Foundations: Democracy’s Inherent Idiocy

The Gods of the Copybook Headings: Young People Are Stupid; Things You Can’t Say in English

Socially Extinct: The global media rejoices that a woman was brought to the game so she could sort out the Germanwings disaster

Kristor: Hatred Enslaves

Reactionarythought: In the Footsteps of Zheng He

memoirandremains: I need to require more reading in my classes

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar: Video: Norwegian immigration – blondes must dye their hair to avoid harassment

Blowhard, Esq.: Memories of a WWII Soldier

Wintery Knight: Indiana RFRA “fix” is a full repeal, religious liberty will be no defense; When speaking to non-Christians, do you use any of these Christianese terms?

Dalrock: Was it real?

Colin Liddell: Another Victory For Religious White People

Andy Nowicki: The Significance Of The Suffering God; “It Follows”: Monsters From The Id

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27 Comments

Posted by on April 5, 2015 in Linklove

 

27 responses to “Easter Linkfest

  1. Sanne

    April 5, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Thanks for the links, Will and Happy Easter!

     
  2. Carnivore

    April 5, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Thanks for the link, Will. Wow! Top billing. 🙂

    Happy Easter!

     
  3. Carnivore

    April 5, 2015 at 7:33 am

    The Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar link is broke.

     
  4. Will S.

    April 5, 2015 at 8:16 am

    @ Sanne, Carnivore: You’re welcome, and Happy Easter!

    @ Carnivore: Thanks for the heads-up; fixed.

     
  5. Socially Extinct

    April 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Thank you, Will!

     
  6. Will S.

    April 8, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Hey, SE, you’re welcome!

    Cheers.

     
  7. infowarrior1

    April 12, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Here is an interesting article. Interested in your opinion of it.

     
  8. Will S.

    April 12, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Interesting, indeed. Either the original work and/or the Buddhist blogger go too far in ascribing blame to Protestantism as a whole, since the original, Reformational, confessional Protestants – Reformed, Lutheran – both make room for much ritualism in liturgical worship forms, with recitation of creeds, reading of the Law, communal confession of sin, announcement of Christ’s forgiveness, the Aaronic benediction, etc. Later Protestantism moved away from that, but we Reformationalists still hold onto all that. We believe, I think it can be said, in having balance between ritualism and rationalism, in our faith.

     
  9. infowarrior1

    April 17, 2015 at 10:18 am

    An article from social matter:

    http://www.socialmatter.net/2015/04/17/the-protestant-question/

    What do you think?

     
  10. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I’m already a few paragraphs in, and am in disagreement.

    there is the empirical observation that countries which have embraced Protestantism as their religion are also the hot beds of liberalism in the modern world. Furthermore, and perhaps most regrettably, the collapse of religion in the West has been greatest in these countries as well. That’s not to say that there hasn’t been a decline in religious observance in Catholic countries, it’s just that the Protestant countries seem to be leading the way both in the process DeChristianisation and also in theological revisionism. Gay marriage and female ordination being particular instances.

    As usual with these types of neorxnaries, he is conveniently forgetting the French Revolution – which happened in a Catholic, long de-Protestantized country (what with the persecution of the Huguenots, culminating in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre and their subsequent flight), and the Russian Revolution, which promoted secularism even more rabidly than modern liberalism has, and which happened in a country that also wasn’t Protestant, in fact not ever. Communism also took root in Asian countries like China, North Korea, and Vietnam, which were not even western in religion in the least (oh, and in Cuba, which happens to be Roman Catholic in heritage), and the other early 20th century rabidly secularist state was Kemalist Turkey, post-Ottoman, trying to cast off its Islamic heritage. Now, such non-western countries aren’t directly relevant to the question of modern liberalism, yet insofar as communism springs from the same Enlightenment roots as modern liberalism does – they’re cousins, really – when taken with the fact of the French Revolution, which was a liberal revolution, and the forerunner of modern liberal ideology, it does tend to demonstrate the absurdity of trying to pin liberalism and secularism primarily on Protestant societies.

    I can’t be arsed to read any more of such bullshit. I stay away from such neorxnaries who don’t recognize that there’s enough blame to go around on all sides, and that it’s a misguided, foolishly divisive notion to try to primarily assign blame to just one, rather than working together for common solutions, or at least standing together, rather than infighting between ourselves.

    That’s why I quit Twitter, and the reactionary scene on there, and why I don’t have anything to do with such twits. (Not to mention their embrace of / association with hyper-rationalist science-worshippers, transhumanists, neo-Nazis, homo bronies, and other freaks, while lapping up the attention of ostensibly ‘Red Pill’ girlie groupies, who are invariably just typical attention whores. Losers.)

    I think by now, infowarrior1, you should well know what I think of such ‘arguments’. No need to bother asking me what I think of them in the future, really. 🙂

     
  11. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Oh, and as for Germany and the Nazis, Germany was a mix of both Lutheran and Roman Catholic; if anyone wants to blame Protestant, Prussian militarism, what about Bavaria, next to Austria, which like Austria is Roman Catholic, and where Nazism first arose, where Hitler had his initial power base.

    Not that historically Protestant areas didn’t play a role as well; of course they did. I dealt with that already, here.

    Once again, enough blame to go around on all sides, that cherry-picking the data to fit one’s particular prejudices is asinine and idiotic.

     
  12. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Oh, and if anyone asks, “What about the undeniable leftism of mainline Protestantism?”, I’ll say, certainly – and what about the similarly undeniable leftism of ‘liberation theology’ and its influence on Latin America, and perhaps even the current Pope?

    Like I said, enough blame to go around.

     
  13. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Let’s ignore the divisive bigots on both sides, and stand together.

     
  14. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    And so let’s ignore the next such essay someone writes.

    (Unless you want to see me go off on a rant again. But I don’t want to, and will avoid comment.)

     
  15. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Enough.

     
  16. infowarrior1

    April 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    @Will S.
    This issue does get you riled up alot lol 🙂

     
  17. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Yes.

    Tell you what. I’d like to hear what YOU think about such; why don’t you discuss them on YOUR blog? 🙂

     
  18. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Start with the article you linked above. 🙂

     
  19. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    You can even cite me. 🙂

     
  20. infowarrior1

    April 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I already did give them links to your blog. Yet somehow I did not get approved (hopefully yet).

     
  21. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    So write your own post, then, linking the article, linking or quoting any comments I’ve made that are germane if in accordance or disagreement with your view (whichever), etc. 🙂

    And Todd Lewis’ original piece was excellent:

    https://praiseoffolly.wordpress.com/does-progressivism-grow-out-of-protestantism/

    I linked it from my now defunct Will S.’ Miscellany blog at the time, as you can see in the trackback at the end of the post. 🙂

     
  22. infowarrior1

    April 17, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    @Will S.

    I looked over the article and they have already linked to and responded to Todd Lewis in the article.

     
  23. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Yes, I noticed.

    But you can give your thoughts, on whether they do it justice or not. 🙂

     
  24. infowarrior1

    April 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    @Will S.

    Maybe. But I am not a heavyweight in this area. I will give it a try when I have more time. Currently I have a bit of university work to do.

     
  25. Will S.

    April 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Ah. Well, studies must come first, as long as you’re studying something sensible. 😉

     

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