I first heard of this debate on a recent Ezra Klein podcast episode where Klein's guest basically portrayed it as an "easy take-down" of Peterson by Žižek. However, after watching, my biggest takeaways are just how un-debate-like it was at
Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, on his blog: There are two reasons why we need to be able to discuss even "bad" ideas. The first is that any process for deciding which ideas to ban is bound to make
E.D. Mondainé, president of the Portland branch of the NAACP in the WaPo: Images of “Naked Athena,” as the protester has been labeled, have gone viral, her unclothed confrontation with police earning her accolades as a brave ally of
Every Christian in America is political. This is unavoidable. It is the privilege and burden of citizenship. We can choose to not exercise the duties of citizenship, but that does not mean we do not have them. —Compassion & Conviction,
Sometimes it seems like you either have theologians that don’t write commentaries or you have exegetes that are too lost in the details—Tim Keller
If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken,
Terminologies evolve, sure. But it is self-contradiction to moralize “words matter!” while simultaneously ignoring or abandoning etymologies.
The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again,
Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling
Andrew Wilson: Christians, of all people, should know that evil is held in place not just by the flesh (the sinful self), or even the devil (and associated demonic powers), but also by the world: the structures and systems of
To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against
To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.—Leonard Bernstein, quoted in chapt. 5 of The Nation City by Rahm Emanuel
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