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Thursday, February 10th, 2005

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2:07p
"Nevertheless, there remaineth a rest for the people of God."
You tell 'em! Instead of forty days of fasting for Lent, I could use about forty days of slowing. Maybe I could give up meetings? office hours? paperwork?
8:03p
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day
Normally, I find Ann Coulter a bit much to take, at least in her on-camera appearances; however, she is right on in her devastating critique of Ward Churchill in this piece: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42788

The left tolerates and approves of frauds such as Churchill because they say what the left wants to hear. The conflict-theory leftists of today believe that truth is conditioned entirely by which side you are on, that all groups in society compete over the resources of the society (including facts), and that there is no such thing as "fairness," just "our side."

Conflict Theory is the dominant motif in Academia, which blithely breaks its own rules in order to hire a counterfeit like Churchill.
10:55p
Matters of Philosophy
I have encountered several posts recently, and had several exchanges recently, that have made me aware of the influence of Ayn Rand on the internet community. Ayn Rand was the founder of Objectivism, the most hard-core kind of Realism out there. And I guess that makes sense. The Thirteeners (current young adult generation) are sorta libertarian in their politics, self-reliant and suspicious of causes, and they like the skepticism and certainty they find in Realism.

But Realist Christianity is certainly an odd duck. Not but what this is possible, but it seems strange to me. I have just been guided to an ideological rewrite of the Narnian story that tries to explain Aslan's sacrifice in Objectivist terms

(http://rebecca.hitherby.com/archives/000493.php).

Now, that's a weird experience.

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