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Sunday, June 11, 2006

I'm Glad Israel Has Nukes

According to The Japery (commenting on Ponnuru vs. Derbyshire):

Ponnuru is right: a Christian cannot countenance (within his tribe at least) the various evils of abortion, euthanasia, etc., which are defended by the party of death. Derbyshire is right: Christianity is a cult, and plastering a thin veneer of natural law over procedural liberalism is an incredibly rickety construct to hang the whole moral order of a society on (which is likely to be co-opted by a totalitarian state). What is needed is some Christian Derbyshires (or Christian Machiavellians as I have elsewhere called them): those willing to discard the flimsy liberal assumptions about politics and reason and argue from within the cult; from within a specifically and tribally Western understanding of right order and the way the world is.

After considering what the abandonment of liberalism (including the right to life) by Christianity means for Jews (in particular, considering how pre-liberalism Christians treated us), I'm glad Israel has nuclear weapons.

Similarly, pro-life Christians should recall that in pre-liberal Christendom, laws against abortion and other infanticide were enforced erratically (if at all).


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