Werdsmithy

werdsmithy.jpg

The emperor has absolutely no clothes. Doug Wilson is as much a master of words as CREC Memes is the most popular site on the internet.

He should give up the pretense of wordsmithy for Lent.

Advertisements

Pudding a Not-So-Fine Point On It

propriety

“Women inescapably need godly masculine protection against ungodly masculine harassment; women who refuse protection from their fathers and husbands must seek it from the police. But women who genuinely insist on ‘no masculine protection’ are really women who tacitly agree on the propriety of rape.” (Douglas Wilson, Her Hand in Marriage, p. 13)

Really, it isn’t Bill Cosby’s fault. All of those women were just walking around without men, and they got what was coming to them, right?

For Lent, how about giving up the loathsome notion that women are responsible for being sexually attacked?

Did Not Save Christmas

Makingbadmovies.jpg

Give up attempting to influence the culture while refusing to participate in it.  Nobody likes the weird kid who tries to make everyone mispronounce things the way HE read them.

Doug Wilson is evidence that Protestants can’t write. Kirk Cameron and Darren Duane is evidence that they can’t make a movie.

Cowardice

Cowardice.jpg

The leaders of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches have, at every juncture proved themselves to be unable to do or say anything about Douglas Wilson.  They elected him Moderator of the denomination (by one vote), and, when they had a chance to actually investigate what was happening in Moscow, they formed an internal committee, headed by Douglas’ co-author Randy Booth. Since Mr. Booth has stepped down post-plagiarism, what is  being done?

Nothing.

For Lent, the CREC should give up cowardice.

Food, clothes, and good medical care

Giveupslavery.jpg

Slavery as it existed in the South was not an adversarial relationship with pervasive racial animosity. Because of its dominantly patriarchal character, it was a relationship based upon mutual affection and confidence. There has never been a multi-racial society which has existed with such mutual intimacy and harmony in the history of the world. The credit for this must go to the predominance of Christianity. The gospel enabled men who were distinct in nearly every way, to live and work together, to be friends and often intimates. This happened to such an extent that moderns indoctrinated on “civil rights” propaganda would be thunderstruck to know the half of it.

Slave life was to them a life of plenty, of simple pleasures, of food, clothes, and good medical care.

Douglas Wilson, Southern Slavery as It Was, 1996

Maybe, for Lent, Doug should give up defending the ugliest parts of humanity.

Hey, have we seen this before?

giveupplagiarism

Wait. Doug didn’t plagiarize anything. It was Steve Wilkin’s fault. Or was it Randy? Maybe it was Rachel Miller’s fault? Maybe, if you get caught doing something more than once, you should man up and take responsibility.

Maybe, for Lent, you can resolve to write your own damn books.