Most Americans are really purple. Certainly, they are card-carrying red or blue, but when the rubber hits the road, most are conveniently red or blue depending on how it immediately affects them. Thus, for example, conservatives who rally and vote and huff-and-puff with scandalized sensibilities over the fiscal irresponsibility of liberals who refuse to cut programs find themselves rallying and voting to oust any city official that may want to cut their favored program. Doves who marched against the hawks find themselves championing war. (more…)
If you want a humorous and current illustration of how to answer a fool according to his folly, here’s a great sample from Carl Trueman.
I love this answer to the question: Is it heresy?
Is this heresy? my friend asked. I do not think so. Heresy is usually quite sophisticated, actually has a meaning, and is to be taken very seriously. It is therefore to be carefully distinguished from turgid, pretentious, badly-written Bullsgeshichte, to use the technical German theological term.
Rule of thumb: if it sounds like gibberish, it usually is.