Friday, September 9, 2022

Talking about All One in Christ

Some recent interviews about my book All One in Christ: A Catholic Critique of Racism and Critical Race Theory:  A print interview conducted by Carl Olson appears today at Catholic World Report.  A few days ago I did a radio interview about the book for The Drew Mariani Show.  And the book was one of the topics covered in my recent interview for Thomas Mirus’s Catholic Culture podcast.

 

37 comments:

  1. Laudator Temporis ActiSeptember 10, 2022 at 2:58 AM

    "CWR: You have a chapter on the rights and duties of nations and immigrants. What are a couple of key points about Church teaching on immigration that are either often ignored or even misrepresented?"

    I'd ask: What would the traditional Catholic teaching be on mass immigration by Muslims? I'd suggest that it would say: Such immigration is foolish and evil and utterly contrary to God's will!

    And how what about the traditional Catholic teaching on Protestants, Jews and other non-Catholics ruling over Catholics (as they do in the modern US and many other places)? I'd suggest: Such rule is intolerable and utterly contrary to God's will!

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  2. WCB

    Christopher F. Rufo
    @realchrisrufo

    The goal is to have the public read something crazy in the newspaper and immediately think "critical race theory."
    We have decodified the term and will recodify it to annexthe entire range of cultural constructions that are unpopular
    with Americans.
    2:17 PM . March 17, 2021. Twitter

    Anti CRT hysteria is a exremist right wing hoax. Too bad you were not capable of seeing through this GOP dirty trick.

    Wake up, Ed Feser!

    WCB

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    1. I see you've got the talking points down. But here are the facts:

      http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2022/08/countering-disinformation-about.html

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    2. WCB

      "Another representative CRT work is the anthology Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement, edited by Kimberl√© Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller, and Kendall Thomas.  In their introduction to the volume, they note that the Critical Legal Studies movement “organized by a collection of neo-Marxist intellectuals, fOrmer New Left activists, ex-counter-culturalists” and the like “played a central role in the genesis of Critical Race Theory” (p. xvii). "

      Oh no! MARXISTS!

      It is sobering to remember that during the heighth of Jim Crow, lynchings and the battle for civil rights, American communists were among the bravest foes of segregation. Thus J. Edgar Hoover labelled the Civil Rights Movement as Communist inspired, and subversive. Harassing Civil Rights activists. We should note here as far as CRT is concerned, the conservative right is conspicous by their absence.

      Among the anti-CRT fanatics, this rea baiting is back in style. Ignoring the academics who were not Marxists. Cultral Marxism!, bellows far to many right wingers, which the MAGA reaaly eats that up. We are returning to the evil days of J. Edgar Hoover.

      WCB

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    3. Wow, talk about laying out all the catch phrases, hip terms and accusations! It's so bad I had to wonder whether it was all tongue-in-cheek humor.

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    4. WCB is just spouting rhetoric. No arguments, just accusations.

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    5. Can't tell if schizophrenic in or bot post.

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    6. No, Ed. Per your 9-10 post,here are the facts.
      https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05

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    7. >WCB is just spouting rhetoric. No arguments, just accusations.

      That is all Texas Willie does. The raw tragedy is I believe he has the intelligence for rational discourse. It is just well...he doesn't want too.

      He is like the Demonically possessed Professor Weston character from CS Lewis' Perelandra. Intelligence seems to be something he only uses when he has too. The rest of the time it is as meaningful to him as work is to a Sailor on shore leave.

      Sad ladd.

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  3. WCB

    Another anti-CRT propagandist is Voddie Bauchum, whose book "Fault Lines" has stirred up anti-CRT hysteria. Bauchum recently ran for president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    His book is full of false, doctored and inflammatory 'Quotes'.

    https://religionnews.com/2021/08/03/voddie-bauchams-publisher-defends-fault-lines-against-plagiarism-claims/

    WCB

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    1. WCB

      This is relevant as this anti-CRT hysteria is founded on misinformation, disinformation and lies. Fanned into a hysterical campaign by Faux Noise and other right winged sources, it has been astroturfed into a hurtful right wing politica foot ball. It has as much to do with reality as "The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion".

      It is used to destroy teaching of real American history in public scholls for example.

      WCB

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    2. Okay, but you haven't shown us this. All you have is just a guy who is dishonest. According to your word and your word alone.

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    3. WCB

      Racist politics has long been a GOP specialty. Fromte Southern Strategy of Kevin Phillips, and Pat Buchanan. The savage racism of Lee Atwater. The anti-civil rights politics of Goldwater and William S. Buckley.

      I trided posting Atwater's ugly admission here of moving from rank racism to racist dog whistle politics. That was not allowed. But anti-c
      CRT hysteria is more of the same. Read my Rufo quoted again, above. It is a game. Check the Atwater interviw at "The Nation

      WCB"

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    4. @ WCB:

      Prophet Darwin said racism is ok. Why are you so upset? Can't you control your neurochemicals?

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    5. @ WCB:

      This is relevant as this anti-CRT hysteria is founded on misinformation, disinformation

      Forms everywhere in your posts, WCB. Are you a closet Aristotelian?

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  4. Focusing on race and gender is so cringy. Jesus said after the resurrection we will be like angels, who are raceless, genderless beings....

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    1. He said that they will neither be married nor given in marriage. Even so, it would seem strange to suppose that male and female would be destroyed in the New Creation. After all, why would God bother to create humanity Male and Female, intended to complement each other, if the ultimate plan was simply to abolish them anyway?

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    2. Same reason God created gold and money (Genesis 2:11): something useful for trade and commerce, but not needed in eternity. Gender is something needed for human reproduction in temporal existence, so why would it be necessary in eternity?

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    3. Agreed. This is probably the simplest way to show that critical race theory is bunk.

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    4. The "like angels" phrase was in reference to people not marrying on the World to Come.

      From only the text, reading from this phrase that there will be no gender or race is a leap. Seeing also how the jewish understanding of the ressurrection was bodily and also how the christian understanding comes from Jesus example, who appeared ressurrected with a human male and jewish appearance, and the christians numerous battles with gnostics and platonists on the goodness of the body, this reading gets even weirder.

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    5. WCB

      The coming kingdom of heaven was to be on this Earth and we were to be given perfect bodies. See Augustine's "City Of God - Book XIII" for details.

      Augustine explains hell was dep under Earth. And how a physical human body could burn forever. Augustine must have been great fun at parties.

      WCB

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    6. Jesus example, who appeared ressurrected with a human male and jewish appearance

      In apparitions Jesus appears black when He appears to black people and Japanese when He appears to Japanese people. Here is an icon of Jesus as a Japanese boy with spiky black Japanese hair. The point is that after the resurrection He transcends race. Maybe gender is more permanent, though. We'll have to "wait and see."

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    7. "In apparitions Jesus appears black when He appears to black people and Japanese when He appears to Japanese people"

      Did that ever happen? I'am truly curious, do we have a apparition where Our Lord appear with a diferent color or something? I know that Our Lady appeared diferent on Guadalupe, that is the closer i can think of. The little image of Our Lady of Aparecida is also black and we tend to represent her that way in art, but the image is, well, a image, and likely a formely colored one.

      Notice that diferent people representing Christ diferent does not make it, for this only says that they prefer He looking like they, not that there is no fact of the matter about His appearance.

      And about gender, yea, this seems constant on the apparitions.

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    8. @ Infinite_Growth:

      Focusing on race and gender is so cringy.

      Atheists/ "secularists" focus on accidents because their metaphysics has dispatched substantial form. That's why for them people are not individual, complete human beings (wholes), but collections of accidental forms: skin color, sexual orifice of preference, food preference, their weight/physical appearance etc.

      They are following Hume to a tee. Hume was a whacko and so are they.

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    9. @ WCB:

      And how a physical human body could burn forever.

      Maybe caused by a mutation?

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  5. WCB

    "In his book, Baucham points to the work of law professor Richard Delgado — one of the founders of critical race theory, an academic field that studies how systematic racism affects society — to bolster his argument.

    “Racism advances the interests of both white elites (materially) and working-class whites (psychically). Large segments of society have little incentive to eradicate it,” Baucham quoted Delgado as saying. 

    RELATED: Why grievance studies hoaxer and atheist activist James Lindsay wants to save Southern Baptists

    Then Baucham included in the quote this statement, which he put in italics: “This means whites are incapable of righteous actions on race and only undo racism when it benefits them.”

    Author and blogger Joel McDurmon claims the statement about “righteous actions” never appears in Delgado’s writings. "
    Religious News Service

    ......

    This why this matters. Lies, disinformation, agitprop and conspiracy mongering. Not accepable!

    WCB

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    1. Agreed! That's why, to discredit anti-racism as a movement, all one has to do is point to its loudest proponents!

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  6. The CWR interview was very nice and to the point. :)

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  7. CRT is just another "wedge issue" for Republicans to scare white people and rile them up.

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    1. CRT is just another version of incendiary provocateurism for Democrats, progressives, and other far left extremists to scare all people and rile them up.

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  8. What is the definition of “racism” ?

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    1. @ Anonymous:

      In today's society, asking for a definition is an assured way to have the Woke Inquisitorial forces knocking at your door. These people want to plunge us to the depths of ignorance and fanaticism. No wonder they are so obsessed with the "The Dark Ages". They want to re-enact them and no heretic should ever feel safe. Definitions are heresies and your life is at stake. Being dumb is the new "normal".

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  9. Racism is just another wedge issue for democrats to scare blacks and brown people and rile them up

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  10. I have not read that the Church every elevated her stand against chattel racism to a dogma though racism appears to be violation of a fundamental right under natural law.

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  11. WCB

    Racism has been a wedge issue since George Wallace. "Racism yesterday! Racism Today! Racism forever!" Wallace, running for president took 10% of the vote.

    Thislead the Gop to the Southern Strategy. Wedge issue ala Lee Atwater.

    Today we have GOP voter caging, voter discouragement, voter disenfranchisement. Dirty tricks. Jim Crow 2.0.

    We are seeing a rise in right winger anti- Semitism. We are seeinga rise in anti-Asian attacks in America's streets by racists. We are seeing racist hysteria in right winged media likr Faux Noise peddling racis replacement hysteria. Racist wege issues?

    Trump claiming refugees are criminals and rapists. "There aren't sending us rheir finest". Wedge issue? Here are your racist wedge issues! Fighting this conservative garbage is a "Wedge issue"?

    Pope Francis has condemned racism soundly. Google for it.

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  12. Is there a Kindle version of this book?

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