As the national trust deficit rises, people want to know who to blame. It’s important to know what you stand for, and why. But even more importantly, it is vital to know if you’re a hypocrite when it comes to your political views.
So here are some tips on how to be a political hypocrite:
Blame Every National Problem On Your Opposition, Always, No Matter What the Data Suggest.
The state of the economy is their fault. The crime rate is their fault. Natural disasters are their fault. Corruption in Washington is their fault. Only getting seven nuggets in your combo meal instead of eight is their fault. Continue reading →
“I wish I could say that the Charlottesville horror—those coddled little Nazi’s with tiki torches shouting “white lives matter” at a statue until someone was killed by a terrorist—was completely isolated from our culture, that this is not America. But it is America, because you’ve tolerated it for far too long. You’ve allowed the lunatic fringe, the alt-right, the conspiracy peddlers, and the petty rumor mill to influence you, hijack your religion, seduce your otherwise outstanding zeal.
Christians may hear from time to time the admonishment to “abstain from all appearances of evil“.
What you hear is a quotation of a passage from Paul’s first letter to Thessalonica (1 Thess. 5:22). Only, we usually hear a misquote of sorts, or rather a misuse of a quote.
“Abstain from all appearances of evil” is the most commonly used quotation of the passage, from the King James Bible. Many people shoot off this quote as if it were some sort of proof to Christians that they should not do something because it “looks bad” to others. Continue reading →