Intellectual sloth

MontanaSam turns 30We went up in the mountains this weekend to celebrate non-brother-Sam’s birthday. A really lovely, much-needed time away with dear friends.

We also sit around and talk about Paris and Beirut and ISIS and the elections and fear and realize: We have no theoretical solutions. We are at a loss. (To solve the human condition?)

In light of this, Paul gave a helluva sermon yesterday, All Is Forgiven, which I recommend heartily. He speaks about the deeply, undeniably offensive nature of Christianity.

“Conservatives pride themselves on resisting change, which is as it should be. But intelligent deference to tradition and stability can evolve into intellectual sloth and moral fanaticism, as when conservatives simply decline to look up from dogma because the effort to raise their heads and reconsider is too great.” — William F. Buckley

Waiting for @jacktarpey's visit... #pyrrhagramPyrrha doesn’t care about any of this. She just wants to know who put her on a diet.

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2 thoughts on “Intellectual sloth

  1. Paris (a moment of Silence) enough said. It’s sad but unfortunately this is the kind of stuff that’s going on in the world. Killing in this country that country and others. Death tolls adding up everywhere. Who’s to blame (besides isis of course) for this. Who will help. Who will stop it. Who knows. All I can say is GOD bless and heal all that have died and lost loved ones everywhere in the world.

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