November 6, 2012

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

Quote of the Day for Election Day

Woe to those enacting crooked statutes

and writing oppressive laws

to keep the poor from getting a fair trial

and to deprive the afflicted of my people of justice,

so that widows can be their spoil and they can plunder the fatherless.

What will you do on the day of punishment

when devastation comes from far away?

Who will you run to for help?

Where will you leave your wealth?

- Isaiah 10:1-3, HCSB



In the present American context, this passage demands to be combined with 1 Peter 4:17: "the time has come for judgment to begin with God's household."

It is quite ironic that the far right (I'm obviously not talking about everyone who is both a Republican and a Christian here) goes around saying that hurricanes and things are God's punishment for tolerating homosexuality when the Bible spends a lot more time talking about how God is going to punish leaders and societies for oppressing the poor and vulnerable.

Anyway, this is my cynical election day remark. I'm voting for Gary Johnson.

Posted by Kenny at November 6, 2012 8:37 AM
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