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 …

What Mass Shooters Believe (Illustrated)

In the article What Do Mass Shooters Believe?, writer Isaac analyzed the ideology of the mass shooters with 10 or more victims. The results are interesting and are worth delving into further. The Data The following graph shows the ideologies of the shooters: Of the 18 mass shooters with 10 or …

Twitter Math

This post is a rebuttal to a Twitter debate with Scott Leishman. My response is too long to post on Twitter, so here it is. This is where the thread left off: We're almost to the crux. I'm going to stop posting now, go make dinner, and come back and …

The Myth Of White Male Privilege

Yale English professor Claudia Rankine writes in the New York Times Magazine (H/T Simple Justice Blog) about White Male Privilege. She wanted to know what white men thought about their privilege, but she ran into a problem: “The running comment in our current political climate is that we all need to converse …

Genetic Algorithms and Intelligent Design

One of the reasons I am a Christian is because science, math, logic, philosophy, and history all point to Christianity. No other religion, including atheism, comes close to providing a viable alternative. In “Proof of God in DNA: Information” I put forth the analogical argument that the digitally encoded information inside …

Judgy Judges Judging

Dalrock has taken a break from his time consuming screeching about Warhorn to deal with the problem of single mothers not having any marital prospects. A commenter, Bee, suggested that single mothers give their children up for adoption at birth. As a parent of three adopted children, shouldn’t I get behind this …

Censorship is cowardice

I recently read a post lamenting the cowardice of bloggers. While the tone of that article was too black and white, the general premise was correct. A great many bloggers heavily censor their comments to avoid criticism. Such censorship is cowardice. Consider the warning on this post by Bonald of Throne …