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From First Thoughts

I want to say no, but Uncle John was there where you wanted to him to be and no one else was. I was twelve years old and he was on his own trip. Uncle John grew his own marijuana, and his parents took it as something he was willing to do. In fact, when my grandmother brought a tree doctor to save a . . . . Continue Reading »

Bad Religion and the American Tradition

From First Thoughts

So Ross Douthat has a new book which speaks of heresy. I am glad he uses this term—heresy—and he is quite sophisticated in his understanding of the issue. Both Hegel and Kierkegaard spoke of the important role of heresy in the development of the Christian doctrine, and Douthat too seems . . . . Continue Reading »