Being nice or civil is now a sign of weakness. Having friends across the aisle is too. We can’t turn the other cheek or love our neighbors if they disagree with us. Loving our neighbors who are gay now means we have to stand in the yard and tell them they’re going to burn in hell and we’re loving them by reminding them. We’re not relational people anymore. We’re too online for that. Relationships are weaknesses. Loving your neighbor might mean you have to actually get to know them in the real world and find out you disagree on something. It’s all mean tweets all the time instead.
…There is a whole industry on the left and right that has rejected truth for confirmation bias and rage about the confirmation bias. In the run-up to January 6th, the media and Democrats are in full rage mode about what happened. Meanwhile, Trump supporters have turned the storming of the Capitol into some sort of patriotic act that should be celebrated.
As real religion has given way to politics, religious orthodoxy now is wrapped around political beliefs and partisan interpretations of events. With no grace in the political religion, there’s just rage, jackassery, and bullying anyone who dissents into silence. Read more»
Erick Erickson | “This Story Has A Happy Ending” | January 4, 2021
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