In the above two links the New York Times reveals that it is a bilious publication fit only for lining cat litter boxes, stuffing into the toes of the boots of poor children to make their over-sized boots fit, and for specializing in agitprop for the New World Order it so feverishly desires to see foisted upon the plebes of the world. If one wants to know what the Screwtapes, Slobgobs, and Wormwoods of the world are thinking the “Slimes” is a window into their un-souls. Otherwise reading the New York Times is like reading the diary of psychopathic serial killer.
In the first article linked above we get to hear from the “Does Everyone Know I’m Important,” Dr. Russell Moore. This man is a Baptist minister who would run over and then back over his own mother in order to have an op-ed in the New York Slimes.
I don’t like Moore because he is a leader of the Cultural Marxism Christianity school of thought. Here is a man who as a representative of Southern Baptists filed an amicus brief before a court to support the building of Mosques. “Bright” is not the word I would use for Dr. Moore. Moore has been so wrong on so many issues that a good model for knowing what to think is to think just the opposite of what Russell Moore thinks.
In the article Moore defends the value of all human life. All well and good but he does so without citing the voices that are calling for letting Grandpa and Grandma die from the Wuhan virus. Moore gives us platitudes that include, “we cannot coldly make decisions as to how many people we are willing to lose since ‘we are all going to die of something,’” and yet, whether Dr. Moore likes it or not if we are in a situation where decisions have to be made about who is treated and who is not treated — because there are not enough resources to treat everybody — then decisions like this (whether coldly or warmly made) have to be made. Has Dr. Moore never heard of the concept of “triage?”
Dr. Moore also doesn’t seem able to take into consideration how many people could well die if we were to slip into a full blown economic depression. Certainly in the decision making matrix concerning how the Wuhan virus is handled this has to be a consideration as well in terms of when to open up the American economy. Would Dr. Moore save tens of thousands of lives now at the cost of scores of tens of thousands of lives lost later because we kept the economy closed so as to save those tens of thousands of lives?
It is not that I don’t agree with Dr. Moore’s high view of life. I insist, like Dr. Moore, that every life — young or old, infirm or healthy, broken or whole — are Image Bearers of God and should be esteemed and valued as such. What I disagree with Dr. Moore over is his pietistic crapola that somehow thinks that offering up sentimental platitudes answers the necessarily hard questions that a triage situation presents to those who are having to do the triage.
Dr. Moore wrote an article that made him feel good about himself but offered absolutely nothing of substance of how to deal with the predicament that our Wuhan times presents us. Dr. Moore healed the wounds of people lightly. Which is to say he did not heal them at all.
In the second article we find a “woman” (Katherine Stewart) whose worldview is anti-Christian to the core only to find out she hates Christians. Imagine that. The frustrating thing about the whole article though is most of the people she puts in the dock as Christian have more in common with animism than they have in common with historic Christianity. It’s like reading someone giving the reasons for why they hate animists and then concluding that “Christians are stupid.” She complains about the “science denialism of Trump’s ultraconservative religious allies,” while being clueless that nearly all of the “Christians” she puts in the dock wouldn’t even be recognized as Christians by those Christians who have a clue about what orthodox Christianity means.
Secondly, that dear Katherine affirms the un-scientific assertion of anthropogenic climate change proves that she is the very dingbat that she is accusing others of being. She finds fault with 19th Century Theologian R. L. Dabney’s claim that physical sciences as “theories of unbelief,” all the while proving Dabney’s point by being an adherent of anthropogenic climate change. (She had to get Dabney’s name in the article in order to give the article gravitas. You see, R. L. Dabney was a supporter of slavery. Arrrrgggghhhh…. hide the children.) Katherine proves for us here that Dabney was correct. It is the case that many times physical sciences are nothing but “theories of unbelief,” as embraced by various and sundry children, feminist writers, and God haters.
Our dear Katherine slanders the Cornwall Alliance without providing a shred of evidence that they are whack-a-doodles. Then she melds legitimate organizations like the Cornwall-Alliance with Pentecostals who really are whack-a-doodles. Katherine gives us men like Guillermo Maldonado, Rodney Howard-Brown (self advertised as “The Holy Ghost Bartender,”) and Tony Spell (he of magic handkerchief fame) thus suggesting that these flim-flam mystics are considered Christian by anybody besides other flim-flam mystics. Ms. Stewart thus subtly creates a “guilt by association” column. Most Christians I personally know don’t want anything to do with the Pentecostal wing(nut) branch of Christianity.
Katherine then goes on to complain that, “Mr. Trump actively disdains and contradicts the messages coming from his own experts and touts as yet unproven cures.” On this score we would note that “experts” too often are, as Dabney rightly pointed out, merely giving us “theories of unbelief.” How many of the Wuhan models, touching on how the pestilence will spread, of the so-called “experts” have been correct? And Trump has been very explicit about saying that he understands Hydroxychloroquine is not proven but that he is hopeful. Has Katy something against being hopeful?
Ms. Stewart’s full on bile on the subject of Christianity is revealed when she denounces Trump’s once expressed desire to open the country by Easter. It is the very mention of Easter that finds her screeching like a cat who has been doused in petrol and set on fire. How dare the President mention the Christian high day as associated with public policy?
This woman is not only a hater of Christianity, but she is also a hater of science, and a proponent of the New World Order. She is a whack-job of the first order. She wouldn’t know a fact if it made a nest in her amply sized nose.
The fact that the New York Times would print this pablum is just about what we have come to expect from the Newspaper whose motto is, “All the shite that’s fit to print.”