Moon Day Review – Religion, Sex, Politics

Reviewing a few quote-worthy posts from November, 2020.

Readership: All
Notes: A penumbral lunar eclipse falls on November 30.

Religion

“Luther was crawling up these steps one day, when that same text which he had met with before in the monastery sounded like a clap of thunder in his ears, “The just shall live by faith.” He rose from his prostration and went down the steps never to grovel upon them again. At that moment the Lord brought him a full deliverance from superstition, and he saw that he was to live not by priests, nor priestcraft, nor penances, nor by anything that he could do, but that he must live by his faith.

No sooner did he believe this than he began to live, in the sense of being active.”

Christian Publishing House: How Martin Luther of the Reformation Sought and Found (2020 November 16)

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“All Dad’s elaborate atheist religion, with its sacred texts, its martyrs, its church militant; all his ostentatious tough- mindedness; all his intellectual machinery; all these things turned to dust.  Convinced for decades of his stoicism, he now unwittingly demonstrated the truth of Clive James’s cruel remark: “we would like to think we are stoic…but would prefer a version that didn’t hurt.”

Why I’m Catholic: Atheist Convert R. J. Stove (2011 October 5)

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“The value in a man is measured in the impact that your life has on those around you.”

Dark Brightness: Around the Churchian (2020 November 29)

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 “The American church is not a Christian church. Everyone worships something, but the American church doesn’t worship the God of Christianity but instead a sort of passive set of deities who operate through karmic forces. “Therapeutic Moral Deism” is the term I see most often, and I think it’s mostly accurate, but it misses the fact that there are multiple “deities”. Our secular humanism is really polytheism.”

Antemodernist: A Few Lessons from 2020 (2020 November 24)
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Sex

Biblical Gender Roles: The Biblical Case for Domestic Discipline (2020 October 8)

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Opium Tales: Men value Looks over Degrees (2020 November 15)

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TheShadowedKnight calls feminine virtue “charitas”. Note taken.

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“One important thing I’ve learned (which you’ll never hear in any church) is that you can’t encompass the subject of sanctification without discussing sex.  But the church won’t touch this subject, so secular culture has to take up the slack (and is quite happy to do so).”

Σ Frame: Deriving Doctrine (2020 November 14)

Lexet responded,

“Re your sanctification comment, It’s funny how the modern church likes to speak of our union with god and eternity in heaven as an allegory to a sterile marriage, when the point of numerous OT and NT passages is the “blissful” element of marriage, i.e. the sexual union.

It makes me wonder how many generations of church men lived an awful life with sexless marriages.

It is strange to hear lyrics in contemporary music refer to sex as a heavenly experience (“I feel closer to god”- Trent reznor).

It’s a theological truth missed by Christians.”

Yes indeedy! Society is so messed up that even Christians can’t imagine the joys of a sanctified marriage. Instead, we have the notion that young men need to “sow their wild oats”, and that young women need to “find themselves”, all under the assumption that marriage is a trap, a dead end, and that illicit sex is the main attraction, the only source of joy in life.

In response to this omission, Larry Solomon, the author of Biblical Gender Roles, has a new site called Biblical Sexology.  I’ve found one article to be especially interesting, What should we want from sex? (2020 October 4).

Politics

Ed Hurst prophesies that Trump will win in the courts.

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Independent Sentinel (M. Dowling): WordPress deplatforms The Conservative Treehouse for no reason (2020 November 15)

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Shadow to Light: LGBT Community wants to imprison its opponents (2020 November 15)

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“Regardless of where one falls politically, the sanctity of the vote is a bedrock of a functioning representative democracy. Voters have to believe their vote matters. And that the vote is free, fair, and accurate.”

Libertas Bella (Sam Jacobs): National Election Fraud: Evidence of National Chicanery During America’s 2020 Presidential Election (2020 November 19)

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“This whole election fraud situation is looking more and more like a massive sting. And it also explains why President Trump was campaigning like a madman right up until Election Day even though he knew he was going to win. I was always curious about that, because I was certain that Biden was a sacrificial lamb long before the Democrats settled upon him as the nominee.

But what the God-Emperor was doing was driving up his vote and making the Trumpslide bigger, thereby forcing the would-be election stealers into increasingly crude and visible tactics. It’s a lot easier to hide 100,000 fake ballots than 10 million. If this interpretation of events turns out to be correct, it will elevate Donald Trump to the strategic level of Hannibal Barca.”

Vox Popoli: The raid in Germany was on the CIA (2020 November 22)

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“When Marx says that “man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life,” he means that man is at last compelled to become amorphous.  His choice is to follow the example of Katharine Smith and swallow any imbecility he is asked to swallow, or to suffer the pain of ever-worsening maladjustment.  What Marxists say is true for man is also true for Marxism, because the culture of an amorphous and protean world must be an amorphous and protean culture.”

The Orthosphere: The Amorphous Soul (2020 November 23)

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““Decolonize” is the latest form of the age-old rant of the powerless and self-destructive, namely to overthrow that which is in power so that people can rule by mass consensus. This basically means giving in to the lowest common denominator impulses in humanity, and always leads to socialism and tyranny, rapidly followed by a third-world subsistence living society. Whenever someone suggests something, it makes sense to ask whether they are competent; competence, after all, is the root of good and evil. Someone who is incompetent makes only bad results, while the competent can make good results, and tend to do so, because part of competence involves recognizing opportunity over fears.”

Amerika: Periscope – November 28, 2020

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2 Responses to Moon Day Review – Religion, Sex, Politics

  1. cameron232 says:

    RE: Conservative Treehouse deplatformed. My best guess is it’s the size of the readership (plus the content, of course) that triggered the deplatforming. If the website is small, it probably is worse (from their point-of-view) to deplatform it – it brings the website more attention and views.

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    • Ed Hurst says:

      Agreed. I note that the Big Tech brand of globalism is different from the brand we see in partisan politics, because Big Tech is willing to let any fool rant in obscurity as long as he pays the bills, and it doesn’t put much demand on the servers. Once that flat rate fails to cover the costs of the service on a busy blog, WordPress take a look at whether the content provides an excuse for kicking them off. And if the content isn’t acceptable to SJWs, then it has to go. You can bet the busy globalist blogs aren’t under threat.

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