Blasphemy


David Frum has a piece over at The Atlantic titled The Right to Blaspheme. It’s a thoughtful review of why we in the West (and especially we Americans) general support that right.

Hate-speech laws remain highly controversial. But whether they are wise or dangerous, their purpose is secular: to protect people by restricting speech intended to abrogate their human rights. God, it is thought, can look after Himself.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE—DaTechGuy takes a look at what might happen if our consensus on the right to blaspheme did breakdown.

Losers Like Me


Giles Fraser has a post at The Guardian that explains why Christianity is for losers.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE—Losers like me. I’m completely incapable of living decently. Oh, I’ve had some modest success with some things that really aren’t important in the end. I’m incapable, but God isn’t, and the good news of the Resurrection is that He cares enough for losers like me to offer to take care us—if we let Him.

Quote of the Day


But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they and some others came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They entered in, and didn’t find the Lord Jesus’ body.

—The Gospel According to Luke