Skip to comments.Parting Ways [National Review fires John Derbyshire!]
Posted on 04/07/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by cartan
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Thanks. I try, though as this thread shows, I'm not always succeeding.
Bottom line up front: conservatives have a bad reputation for many things. Some of the attacks are unavoidable — for example, people who have no convictions will always call people “stubborn’ and “unreasonable” if we say we won't go along with people who we believe are fundamentally wrong, and that will often happen no matter how hard we try to listen to and interact with liberal arguments.
However, some liberal attacks on conservatives don't need to happen. If people call us racist, ignorant, homophobic, etc., we need to carefully explain that conservatives may be highly educated or self-taught people who can carry on a logical argument, may consider the color of somebody’s skin irrelevant, and may believe homosexuality is sin from which people can be saved.
Dealing with liberals can be difficult, but that doesn't mean it's impossible, and some liberals really can be convinced they're wrong. The best conservatives are former liberals who saw the light because somebody took the time to convince them they're wrong.
The article was interesting. The real problem with blacks, just like every other race, is that most of them are atheists.
Men who fear God are not to be feared.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Skin color doesn't count. Biblical faithfulness does, and that directly impacts things commonly considered to be “culture.”
BTW, nice to see a Class of 1998 Freeper who is Reformed. I've been here since 2006 but lurked a lot.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
So glad to be here!
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
I tried to post this Fred collumn, but FR won’t accept material from Fred’s site. You will appreciate it, though.