Are Arguments from Authority Fallacious?

In March, 2019, David Gudeman wrote a post on his blog entitled ‘You Are Using the World “Logic” Wrong‘. “..one so often sees random internet blowhards holding forth ignorantly on the topic of logic: what logic says, what logic requires, what logic assumes, when it is clear that other than hearing …

Moral Monsters

Every once in a while there is a discussion on morality and ethics that leads to a crystal clear outcome. One of my favorites is the essay by Free Northerner entitled “Abortion, Tomlinson, and Moral Midgets.” Another began when Matt Walsh posed a fairly standard-sounding moral dilemma on Twitter: This …

Anabaptism and Passivism

My previous post, “Anabaptism: Non-Violent Resistance“, highlighted how Christians must eschew violence, including any advocacy of violence. Anabaptism radically accepts the Bible’s commands to live in peace while always resisting evil. Is this a contradiction? How can this be done practically? The answer lies in Passivism (not pacifism): “Passivism is building …

Anabaptism: Non-Violent Resistance

Recently Christian apologist Wintery Knight deleted my comments, banned me, and then passively accused me of some combination of supporting anti-war, pacifism, appeasement, and/or isolationism as well as being historically ignorant and governed by feelings. I wrote about this experience at “Is Wintery Knight a Snowflake?” and also specifically addressed …

Is Wintery Knight a Snowflake?

I often discuss censorship on Twitter and blogs (see here). A Christian following Jesus’ example lives in peace. A Christian following Paul’s example uses reason and evidence. A Christian fully prepared to defend his faith has no use for ideological censorship.[1] You might expect that—as a Christian who frequents the blogs …