Notable Quotable: “The West is Dead. Long Live the West” – Douglas Wilson


“A number of months ago, I pointed that the refusal to continue disciplining homosexuals in the military was tantamount to a decision to discipline those members of the military who (visibly) believed that such behavior was a sin. And so, when a report recently surfaced that said that the Pentagon was contemplated making the sharing of your faith an offense worthy of court-martial, this means I must now go on the record to confess that I was not being clairvoyant. You don’t have to be a weatherman, Dylan said, to tell which way the wind is blowing. Not whether, but which. It is not whether you will discipline over issues of sexual identity, it is which sexual identity you will discipline.

“The pretence of neutrality that secularlism was able to keep up for several centuries is now officially in tatters. Their game is now to make the open play for power, in the hope that Christians will continue vainly to play the old game, and will be the very last to adapt to the new realities. So far, things are right on schedule.

“We are in a great foment of transition, and not very many believers see what is happening yet. But we ought to be able to recognize it right away, for what is happening is the centerpiecce of our faith — these are the convulsions of death and resurrection. I have said it before, and I trust I will have many occasions to say it again. The West is dead. Long live the West.”

(Douglas Wilson, “Not Whether But Which, As I Keep Saying”, Blog and Mablog)


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