October 8, 2012

“University Defends Decision to Ban Conservative Club”

Because partisan discourse can be so divisive.  And for Christians, being divisive is a sin.  Or something like that.  It’s hard to take such pious PC liberalism masquerading as Christianity seriously, so I’m not going to parse the tendentious argument too carefully.

Nietzsche described Christianity, through just such a prism, as a kind of slave culture.  And he was correct, or prescient, depending on your point of view — though he was only correct insofar as he saw the morphing of complex doctrine into a cartoon of sheepish piety by those who embraced the religion for its proto-hippie qualities.

Such people don’t recall (or perhaps bracket out) that Jesus supposedly came as the lamb and the lion; and these are precisely the kind of “good works” Christians that so annoyed Flannery O’Connor.  Conceiving of religion as just a moral extension of the liberal state’s PC campaign to control the marketplace ideas — with “tolerance” in its inverted form the rationale — is to meld religion with the State, for all intents and purposes, until they are only superficially different.

Instead of suits and flag lapel pins, we get rabbats and cassocks.  But it’s the same supposedly benevolent obligation to silence speech in the name of enforcing a contrived universal brotherhood of intellectual conformity.

A master slave relationship, if you will.

Students should be storming the battlements.  But that would mark them as “against tolerance” and “divisive.”  And what would Jesus think?



Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:26pm

Comments (14)

  1. That’s gotta be a ‘Universe’-ity which simply can’t bring itself to condone any student reading Machiavelli, for they might encounter partisanship — even maybe rejection of Christ’s teaching, and hey, heaven forfend.

  2. Jesus must be so frustrated in Heaven that He didn’t simply agree with the devil to form a kingdom on Earth when He sees all the fat lesbians controlling the marketplace of ideas in between offering air altars to the Green Man.

    Cause man those cats (and their cats) are cool.

  3. “Overtly partisan”, huh? Because the Roman state had its and presumably the Sanhedrin theirs.

    So badness averted!

  4. And what would Jesus think?

    Well, if we look at the record, Jesus seems to be a capitalist, and quite divisivey:

    Mat 25:14-33 For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man travelling into a far country, [who] called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

    And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

    Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made [them] other five talents.

    And likewise he that [had received] two, he also gained other two.

    But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

    After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

    And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

    His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

    He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

    His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

    Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

    And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, [there] thou hast [that is] thine.

    His lord answered and said unto him, [Thou] wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

    Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and [then] at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

    Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] unto him which hath ten talents.

    For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

    And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

    And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

    And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

  5. That’s one pricey little college.

  6. Better yet, Matthew 10:

    34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

    35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

    36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

    37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

    38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

    39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

    In other words, there will be those who follow Christ and those who don’t, and the division will often cause terrible discord even/especially within families.

    Such that those who would be disciples of Christ will be forced to choose: be on good terms with your family or follow Christ. However, if you end up having to lose your family or friends to follow Christ, he’ll make up for it in the end.

  7. Azuza panders pablum.

  8. And boilerplate.

  9. Is there anything that Californians can’t fuck up?

  10. Apparently not. I’m glad I went East twenty years ago.

  11. Has anyone mentioned that this college has a name that sounds like something you’d tell somebody to blow it out of?

  12. What’s the opposite of Diversity? University.

  13. Coyle said the specific language they took issue with is:

    “Are you tired of liberal ideas dominating your campus? Are you tired of liberal and Marxist professors indoctrinating your classmates? Do you want to advance conservatism?

    “If you answered yes, then you should start a Young Americans For Freedom chapter. YAF chapters make a difference by boldly advancing freedom and conservatism.

    “Radical feminists, big government bureaucrats, fringe environmentalists, race-baiters, Islamo-fascists, and run of the mill leftists are distraught that you would even think about promoting conservative ideas.”

    Are you all sure this isn’t another one of those Onion things somebody took seriously?

    What the hell.

  14. Hope College is another Christian enterprise, this time located in the great mass of intellectual warm oatmeal that is the upper Midwest.