Will, I’d trust you with my life. But not your principles. You see, we speak of being anchored to our principles. But if the weather turns nasty you up with an anchor and let it down where there’s less wind, and the fishing’s better. And “Look,” we say, “look, I’m anchored! To my principles!
Thomas More to his future son-in-law, and then Lutheran, Will Roper, A Man for all Seasons, Robert Bolton
News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:
TIGARD, OR—According to sources close to local progressive Xen Carson, the woman is really enjoying a recent TV show she discovered, a program she’ll inevitably label as “hopelessly problematic” within five years’ time.
“You know, this show is really funny and heartwarming, though I’m sure when my morals shift again in just a few years I’ll find all of these jokes offensive,” she said as she settled into her couch in order to binge yet another season Thursday. “That’s why I’ve got to marathon this sucker fast, before it becomes politically unacceptable to laugh at all these great gags.”
“This episode is on the trolley problem, which I’m sure I’ll declare to be offensive to people who identify as trolleys when that becomes a thing not too far out in the future here,” she said. “But for now this is a great episode.”
She says the fact that progressive morals change so often is how you know they’re absolutely true. “The show I’m watching right now will be condemned in just a few short years. See, we’re so moral that we are more moral than the current year can possibly bear. I can’t wait to label this show sexist, misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, and probably even more phobics that we haven’t even invented yet.”
Go here to read the rest. Never trust people who constantly change with the wind:
My response has primarily been to the “Eat your spinach. This is a Morally Improving Piece of Agitprop About the Greatest Thing in the Universe, Gay Sex!” tone the press has take with it. I am frankly sick to death of being told by every MSM outlet that nothing less than my unqualified praise and adoration of homosex will do. So I’m not exactly pre-disposed to take critical raves seriously even when (albeit with huge qualifications, as Greydanus makes clear) a piece of art may merit them.
Mark Shea 2005
I have no attraction to men and so have never tried to give advice to those who are. I resent it when people who don’t experience my struggles hand out free advice from Olympus. But I do have experience with being rejected by the Righteous, when I am trying to be a disciple of Jesus and I have known several gay people who have been heroic in their love of him despite the awful treatment they have received from Pharisees. To them, I can only say, “Respect!”–and add a rueful apology for every time I have spoken of gays as though they are a problem first only human beings a distant second, if that.
You can rely on weathervanes only to be weathervanes.