The Kavanaugh Fiasco
Excellent Last Battle reference. I often wonder if we’re seeing our culture turn like Ginger the cat did. Pretending to be dumber than he was, and therefore made dumber than he was. Either way, I’m sure that’s Jules I hear clearing his throat, about to address the good people at the NICE.
Right. Blotcher bulldoo.
Great article. I differ on one point, however. I believe if Kavanaugh is not confirmed, Republicans will come out to the polls in force in a way that would not have happened otherwise. We’re looking at a confirmed Kavanaugh or a Red Wave. Satisfying, at least, that the party of Evil is screwed in both situations.
Rachel, I agree that there is massive anger in the country over this. The issue is where the anger will land. On the Democrats for being so iniquitous, or on the Republicans for being so feckless.
Intergalactic Freak Show. Love it! Doug, I have been following your blogs for about 6 months and am loving them. Thanks so much for putting down your ideas in such a powerful, engaging fashion. Loved the last section. I feel exactly the same way. I am standing beside you, swinging the sword right with you. Attack!
Robert, and then attack some more.
Thank you for your ebook The Affliction of Job. I have been blogging through the book of Job, and it has been very helpful to have another rendering. Blog traffic has been light, but I view it as a type of discipline. This past weekend I changed things up and wrote a short article on Kavanaugh (a modern-day Job?). Traffic spiked over 100-fold, which surprised me, since I only said what every believer should have known from childhood, and left folks to their own conclusions. Please keep writing and encouraging other believers to write (ala Wordsmithy).
Laura, yes. This topic certainly has everyone’s attention. It remains to be seen what we all do about it.
Re: An Intergalactic Freak Show – Its striking that justice is being so eroded and perverted while we all shout “Social Justice.” Tossing out due process while debating a judge for our highest court . . . such a clear picture of what is happening and yet completely invisible to so, so many. I guess it is like a parable. While seeing we do not see and while hearing we do not hear. I appreciate the article.
Nathan, right. We parade our injustice in our selection of justices.
The Kav Freak Show A. Please refrain from degrading Pinky & the Brain. It’s a tremendous animated comedy and apropos to the wishes of the Deep State: “Gee Deep State, What do you want to do tonight?” Booker ain’t got nuthin on Pinky & the Brain! B. Can’t agree with you more regarding property rights. Particularly as it relates to self-defense and the effort to keep people from owning certain types of property based on some arbitrary idiocy of the past, there is widespread injustice. Not to mention perpetual property taxes that can never be quenched . . . C. This whole circus is meant to draw Trump voters and non-logic impaired voters alike to Kav’s defense. Remembering that it was a “conservative” SCOTUS that gave the nation Roe, when Kav betrays the nation as Roberts did on Obamacare, there will be constant justification that he’s not as bad as Kennedy was (OBTW, a GOP nominee and Bork’s replacement). How wedded are we to Kav already as a WWE Hall of Famer has set us up for this story line FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Got what we deserved, indeed.
Ron, this was part of my point on how we get what we deserve. Democratic nominees are entirely unacceptable. Half the Republican nominees are unacceptable. It does not follow that there is no difference, but it does follow that the rot is far advanced.
So……………, Are bipartisan measures “Evil stupid”? Or “Stupid evil?” ; – )
Jason, either can work. But sometimes it is also evil evil, and other times it is stupid stupid.
I agree that what is being done to Brett Kavanaugh is unspeakable, but after Merrick Garland, what were you expecting, group hugs? The Kavanaugh hearings are precisely what is to be expected when people follow your advice and try to nuke their opposition rather than find common ground, and your real objection is that the Democrats are following the advice you’re giving Republicans. Your philosophy works when one party or the other really does have a lock on power, but that’s not going to happen in this country any time soon. So, if the Democrats re-take the Senate, they will simply refuse to confirm any Trump judges for the next two years. At this point, there will only be judges when the president and the Senate are of the same party. Maybe there’s an argument for that being a good thing but it’s escaping me what it would be.
Mike, the Garland nomination was hard ball, but it wasn’t dirty ball. The Senate has the right to say no to a nominee. They don’t have the right to assassinate the character of a nominee.
The further society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it—Orson Wells
Dennis, thanks. Very true.
Their Blood Sacrament: “that we are missing a v” (10th paragraph) What does this mean?
Susan, I was playing off the fact that when lives is missing a v, it turns into lies.
Doug, could you please explain your position on Sam Allberry? You recently called him “a great guy” and some time ago you claimed to “have the utmost respect” for him. I know you’ve invited him out to Idaho and I know these statements don’t mean you agree with everything he says, but still, isn’t this misleading language for a man who embraces SSA and gay Christianity? Tim Bayly would never use this kind of vocabulary for Sam. I had previously thought you and Tim locked shields on this issue.
Paul, my position on SSA is the same as Tim’s position on it. When Sam was out here, it either was not clear to us what his position was, or his position has been shifting since then. My guess is that it is the latter.
I have a simple question. Is same sex attraction on par with opposite sex attraction? Opposite sex attraction has biblical foundation. I do not see same sex attraction as valid in scripture.
Tony, no, they are not the same thing. One is a creational design and the other is a perversion of a creational design. A young man who is “interested in girls” is normal, and has to learn how to navigate that interest without lusting and sinning. A young man who is “interested in guys” has to mortify that desire in its every manifestation.
Their Blood Sacrament Very good. Thank you. The god being worshiped by abortion isn’t just self, it is also (and more centrally) demonic. The insanity that drives the opposition to Kavanaugh is demonic. The intensity, the blood lust, the wicked slander and hypocrisy is all demonic. Even normally apolitical people are looking at the railroading of Kavanaugh and wondering “what the heck?” Applying logic (never popular with screaming meemies), one could say that if Roe is overturned, abortion advocates don’t lose anything, constitutionally speaking. The political ball would be right back where it should be—in the congressional and senate courts. This is where law should be made—not by 9 un-elected bottle-necks of power.
New hashtag: #BelievePotipharsWife
R, now that’s an idea.
Or struck down by giving over, such that we simply wither away, like some former “great powers.” Are you thinking in terms of judgment that leaves America diminished, but still standing, or of a more dramatic crash-and-burn-you’re-done type judgment? America may deserve what you say, but America is hardly alone in deserving that, so why should we think she would be singled out for the fury of wrath? I’m not a defensive American, just thinking it through. As for Kavanaugh, certainly there are worse prospects, but are you as sure of him as the secularists are?
John, if I had to guess, I would say “diminished, but still around.” Like the Hapsburg Empire.
Re: Their Blood Sacrifice: In this digital world we live in, for several years now have kept the habit of “cutting and pasting” quotes that I find either clever or profound into a file on my computer. This post of yours, Pastor Wilson, leaves me in a bit of a quandary. The 7 pages (so far) in that file already contain considerably more than a fair share of Doug Wilson quotes, and yet as I read each “short observation” here, I have to fight the urge to add them. What is a guy to do?
Lee, just give in to every urge. I think it is the right thing to do.
Re: Blood Sacrament Yes and amen. The Kavanaugh hearings are not about sexual assault; they are about abortion. Period. If it was a pro-choice judge who had been nominated, not one of the journalists or politicians or activists currently calling for FBI investigations into what don’t even seem to be crimes (not, if it happened, good behavior, mind you, but it’s unclear what crime he could have been charged with if she had gone to the authorities at the time and hard to believe that even today he’d be charged with a crime, much less back in the early 80s) that took place at high school parties in 1984 and scouring things people wrote in Jesuit school yearbooks when I was 6 years old would be doing so. They would not care. They would not only not care, but they’d be yelling “fascist” and “Puritan” at anybody who dare bring these things up. “Why would they lie?” people keep asking. Well, aside from the fact that people—including women—lie for all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons, not the least of which that our heart is deceitful above all things, they would lie to block the nomination of somebody they believe will vote to outlaw abortion. These are people who gleefully encourage women to organize parties, complete with cocktail recipes for things like “Gin & Toxic Masculinity,” to write fake reviews of crisis pregnancy centers, in order to slander the work those organizations, largely run and staffed by women, are doing. If they are willing to publicly, unabashedly lie to bring down non-political centers that are performing ultrasounds and giving out diapers, do we not think they’d be willing to lie (or accept a lie, or accept a potential lie, or pretend that women never lie) to take down a pro-life justice?
Lori, exactly right.
Amen and amen. And all of this can be said of the pending battles that shall be waged from sea to shining sea in just over a month.
Erik, right. It seems to be coming down to the point.
Powerful, powerful, desperately-needed preaching in this article. Evil has rarely been put in such stark relief as by what we are now witnessing. And too many Christians are just “tired of all the fussin’.” Isaiah 30:9: “For this is a rebellious people, false sons, sons who refuse to listen to the instruction of the LORD; Who say to the seers, ‘You must not see visions’; and to the prophets, ‘You must not prophesy to us what is right, speak to us pleasant words, prophesy illusions.’”
Jim, yes. We insist on seers who cannot see.
I am not sure if you would have seen this, but the Trump administration has ended a government contract to purchase aborted fetal parts for research. Happy day.
Joe, thanks, and thank the Lord.