Again, I’ve lingered too long this morning over very good stuff found in my internet haunts. But I’ve withdrawn some things (see below) scheduled on Hootsuite for later release to Facebook and Twitter, because I’ve found something else that wraps up my feelings poetically.
Much as I’ve thought that every sentient Christian should be moved by Psalm 51 (50 in Orthodox Bibles), so I think they should be moved by Peggy Haslar’s late-Thursday Sparrowfare blog. She’s the poet (even if she borrows from late songster Rich Mullins). Savor it.
“While saints are engaged in introspection, burly sinners run the world.”
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If you’re curious, here are three things I pulled from Hootsuite:
- Understanding Conservative Christian Silence on Donald Trump’s Porngate in three perceptive points.
- Purity and Prejudice is a weak title for “theme and variations on ‘cads and louts won the sexual revolution.'”
- President Trump is the Freest Man Alive, and you’re worse than an idiot if you want to be like him.
The second and third are particularly good, but Haslar’s Sparrowfare outshone them.
The third, it seems to me (from always-insightful Elizabeth Bruenig), vindicates Patrick Deneen’s premise that liberalism (in the broad sense in which even “conservatives” are liberal) has failed. The “burly sinner” in the White House epitomizes the individualism espoused by liberalism, and he is a train wreck of a human being precisely because of his superlative acquisition of all the liberal anti-virtues. Q.E.D.
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“No man hath a velvet cross.” (Samuel Rutherford, 17th century Scotland)