Taking the Wheel of the Madman

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Causing Harm???

There is a distinct difference between complying with a nations laws & law enforcement and declaring that the government is harming people. We are a nation of laws and these laws have a Christian heritage. I find it interesting that the news and this forum have ignored two distinct facts. 1. All of the people that ICE has detained and moved to deport in recent weeks have criminal records. 2. President Obama deported a record number of illegal immigrants, more than Bush, Clinton, etc. yet no one objected and no one discusses this in the media. Is the UMC and "UM Insight" adding to the problem with misleading discussions, articles and misconceptions?

William Dunkin 96 days ago

Notable Quotes


"Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and buttress it as often as it moves them to abandon it. But pressure also causes pain and fear; and when those under pressure find these things difficult to bear, they’ll sometimes use any means possible to make the pressure and the pain go away. They feel unsafe, threatened, put upon, and so they react by deploying the soft violence of the law or the harder violence of the aggressive and speech-denying protest. Both moves are common enough in our élite universities now, as is their support by the powers that be. Tolerance for intellectual pain is less than it was. So is tolerance for argument."

– Paul Griffiths, former professor of Catholic theology at United Methodist-related Duke University Divinity School, in an article for Commonweal magazine on why he resigned over a recent conflict with a colleague related to racism training.


   

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