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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Like some evangelicals in America, they liked to hold public worship meetings in front of police stations, and when taken away for public security concerns, they claim to have been persecuted.

      ... Because they are in Communist China and actually do have regressive policies there that will limit their social mobility, this is not a crazy conclusion.

    2. Christians in China were marginalized in the sense that they were expected to keep the faith to themselves.

      This ignores the fact that there is discrimination concerning the amount of advancement that could be expected if one became a Christian.

  2. Mar 2021
    1. As one would expect, it is generally the best people who have suffered the most. This tells us that God does not exist, or is evil, or operates in ways too sick for us to understand.

      I suppose I am not surprised by this bad take.

    1. 또한 올해 초 호주의 온라인 매체와 진행한 인터뷰에서도 자신의 정체성이 중국이 아닌 미국에 있다는 것을 강조한 바 있다.

      이것은 확실하지 않다. 지금은 그 소스가 'now american'은 오타라고 하고 있고 실제로 not american이라고 했다고 했다.

    1. As a being’s partial lack of its proper perfections, evil is ultimately a failure of reversion, the being’s failure to appropriate, to desire, to love God as the Goodness whereby it is

      This is the DOCTRINE OF REVERSION: the failure to return love to God, as is the proper end of all man.

    1. Because personally speaking: with the exception of a roughly 18-month period from 2017-2018 when I was a full-time employee of The Young Turks (and subsequently laid off without warning one afternoon along with a slew of others—so I know the feeling) for the past five years I’ve been able to generate a dependable income primarily from various crowd-funding methods, on top of “independent contracting” for media organizations and most recently, a forthcoming book.

      I had no idea that Tracey worked for TYT.

    1. 9일 경찰에 따르면 경남 거제경찰서는 거제의 한 모텔에서 남편에게 흉기를 휘두른 A씨를 살인미수 혐의로 체포해 조사를 벌이고 있다.

      항상 거제도야 ㅋㅋㅋ

    1. The riot saw five people including a police officer killed and shook the foundations of American democracy. The head of the Capitol police force later resigned.

      "Killed" is a completely inappropriate word; even if we accept that Officer Sicknick was "killed" (very debatable), three of the civilians who died perished of health related problems. This is clearly bad journalism.

    1. 말라비틀어져
      1. verb 사람이나 사물이 쭈글쭈글하게 말라서 뒤틀리다.

      2. verb 몹시 하찮고 보잘것없다.

    1. A single instance of discrimination may have more than one basis. For example, discrimination against a married same-sex couple could be based on the sex stereotype that marriage should only be between heterosexual couples, the sexual orientation of the two individuals in the couple, or both.

      How could someone's belief about the nature of marriage be considered to be a stereotype? It is osmeone else's held belief on something.

  3. Feb 2021
    1. A fifth night of peaceful protests to denounce the imprisonment of a Spanish rap artist once more devolved into clashes between police and the members of fringe groups who set up street barricades and smashed storefront windows Saturday night in downtown Barcelona.

      Peaceful protests devolve into violence -- does this even really make them peaceful? Bizarre, lol.

    1. As he prepared his lectures on the ‘future of man’, Medawar speculated that biological ‘fitness’ was in fact best understood as an economic phenomenon:

      Genius observation

    1. In the rural areas they examined, Black, Latinx and indigenous communities, as well as people in poverty, bear an outsized share of the burden, the authors wrote.

      The first time that I saw Latinx in a major British publication.

    1. If we follow this reasoning, how many Liturgies per day should be celebrated to effectively maintain the “standing of the world”? One per diocese? One per nation? Just one–somewhere on Mount Athos, for example? Why should every little parish be live-streaming the Sacrament of the Body into the world-wide-void?

      St. John Chrysostom suggested that Constantinople couldbe the holiest city because of the number of liturgies performed there, making it the holiest place by the amount of holy undertakings being done.

      It makes sense to think of the proliferation of liturgies also as the proliferation of God's power and grace on earth.

    1. Those include Israel’s promise not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be guaranteed annually in the new package, and to phase out a special arrangement that has allowed Israel to spend part of its U.S. aid on its own defense industry instead of on American-made weapons, the officials said.

      I love how they want them to promise to not seek addiitional aid -- it's almost like a parent saying "don't ask for more, because I will probably just cave in -- protect me from myself!"

    1. 형을 가장 무겁게 받아야 할 김규봉에 대해 구형량보다 2년이나 감형했다는 게 가장 아쉽다”며 반발했다.

      구형령 = the sought after amount of imprisonment; 감형 = the act of lowering the amount of punishment given to the person receiving it.

    1. Kostlin, in the “Realencyklopadie für protestantische Theologie” (Leipzig, 1896), I, 617, art. “Apokatastasis”, names Diodorus of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia as having also held the doctrine of apokatastasis, but cites no passage in support of his statement

      These guys were also anathmetized. This could be his error based on context or maybe he just leapt to that conclusion.

    1. For example, the stale polarizing phrase “social justice warriors” is one he repeatedly invokes (so often he resorts to using the acronym SJW’s for them). For just one refreshing moment he shifts gears to observe that “Peter Maurin, cofounder [with Dorothy Day, whom Dreher leaves unmentioned for some reason] of the Catholic Worker movement, was a truly Christian social justice warrior” (64). But this belated both-and moment integrating social justice and Christianity quickly frays as Dreher reverts back to SJW-bashing. Deeming Silicon Valley “a veritable mecca of the cult of social justice,” Dreher declares: “Social justice warriors are known for the spiteful disdain they hold for classically liberal values like free speech, freedom of association, and religious liberty. These are the kinds of people who will be making decisions about access to digital life and to commerce” (80-81). But wait, wasn’t there a good kind of social justice warrior? An integrated kind that could simultaneously be an SJW and take seriously the dangers of running roughshod over values of free speech, freedom of association and religious liberty?

      It seems doubtful that such a SJW actually exists actively on the progressive left. Amongst Democrats? Maybe, maybe someone like Tulsi Gabbard, but the author here is missing the point.

    1. But it shows, he said, how underhanded internet campaigns try to launder seemingly legitimate material like Mr. Vermulst’s article through a mesh of websites and fake social media accounts to give it an air of impartiality and authenticity.

      What are they even arguing? It sounds even like they are saying that Mr. Vermulst's "legitimate" article is being used to give a company an 'air of impartiality and authenticity,' and... this is somehow wrong?

      If the article is illegitimate, what is the wrong..? It's entirely separate from the fact that there apparently exists a network of bots that intends to share it.

    1. I would contend that none of the subsequent translations listed above have made even the slightest improvement on the language of the King James version, and that to the extent that they have departed from the wording of the King James they have diminished the beauty of the text. The only modern translations that have more or less maintained a degree of beauty in their translation have been those that attempted to revise the King James text, while maintaining to some extent or another its wording and cadence.

      It is almost like our own English language has been partly defined by the beauty of the KJV, so much so that centuries after its publication, we are still in debt to it.

    1. But since the Civil War, the Army had neither the esteem nor the favor of public or government. Liberal opinion, whether business-liberal or labor-liberal, dominated the United States after the destruction of the South, and the illiberal Army grew constantly more alienated from its own society.

      Referring to Republicans as 'business-liberal' and Democrats as 'labor-liberal' is a fantastic take.

    1. Hence, just as it belongs to a wise man to meditate and disseminate truth, especially about the first principle, so does it belong to him to refute contrary falsehood.

      This might actually be a bit overzealous. But it does make sense s a goal.

    1. Others are heading to other places like Telegram, connecting to boutique communities.

      Great way to describe it - boutique community!

    1. Go to Greene’s Twitter account and you’ll find her liking tweets that called for shooting Nancy Pelosi and executing FBI agents for their “deep state” persecutions of Donald Trump. I suppose the equivalent of that would have been Democratic members of Congress applauding the shooting of House Republican Whip Steve Scalise—except, no Democratic members of Congress did that; rather, they all expressed horror and condemnation.

      While this is incredibly wrong of Greene to do (and random people without names should exercise more caution than her when on the itnerent!), there is a difference between cheering on a crime that has actually occurred and just liking dumb tweets.

      Violence on twitter

    1. Others thought there was an invisible band of matter inside Mercury's orbit.

      Really not unlike dark matter

    2. The Greeks at that time had no access to papyrus or parchment, materials necessary to preserve a poem of this length: it must have been transmitted orally (and therefore lossily)

      This is very debatable. Of course, since the Iliad did not have a religious nature, it is doubtful that it was transmitted wit this level of strictness. But, still, it is remarkable how much can be committed to memory.

    3. Homer appears to completely break any such notions of artistic development: the Iliad and the Odyssey emerge at the end of the 8th century with no visible tradition behind them, and until the 19th century this miraculous event was accepted at face value, elevating Homer from merely a great poet to a superhuman figure.

      We have been obtuse, lol

  4. Jan 2021
    1. The government aims to vaccinate two-thirds of its population – about 40 million out of nearly 60 million people – to achieve herd immunity by the end of 2021.

      There is now very little talk about achieving herd immunity via young people simply contracting and living through the virus.

    1. The same groups – including members of the popular “alt-right” Reddit forum The_Donald – used techniques that are used by reputation management firms and marketers to push their companies up Google’s search results, to ensure pro-Trump imagery and articles ranked highly.

      Obvious lie easily prevented through research -- the Donald is not Alt Right.

    1. After all, China’s efforts demonstrate that it is quite tractable to achieve platform-scale moderation.

      Appealing to China to literally justify moderating the whole content of media platforms -- as if they are the model we should be following.

    1. 훼방꾼
    2. 이날 안 의원이 올린 만평 형식의 2컷짜리 그림에는 ‘조국 아들 인턴 확인서 허위 발급’ 혐의를 받는 최강욱 열린민주당 대표에게 의원직 상실형을 내린 판사가 ‘대행 업자’로 표현돼 있다.

      대행업자 = an agent, a proxy.

    1. Supporters of former President Donald Trump breached the Capitol building on January 6 and attempted to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's electoral win, believing that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.

      This cannot be representative of all of the supporters who charged in at all. Not good journalism.

    1. Last week, President Biden — who has already been caught multiple times violating his own mask mandate — said that he anticipates the coronavirus pandemic will get worse in the months ahead.

      In spite of the fact that the vaccines are beign distributed throughout the US.

    1. Pew Research Center analysis from 2018 found that between the year 2000 and 2016, median household income for middle class Americans has been stagnant while the median household income for working class Americans is less than it was 16 years prior.

      Yet dramatic billionaire growth.

    1. Washington, DC, like most Democrat-run cities, has a violent crime problem, so I certainly need a way to protect myself and I will be carrying each and every day.”

      DC's murder rate in 2020 is the highest that it has been in 12 years [1].