25 October 2005

Thinking About Harriet Miers

The Militant Pacifist is aware that most folks do not like to think. To really think requires effort. It requires self-criticism. It requires one to admit that his or her opinion may be very, very wrong. To really think, one must acknowledge presuppositions and become epistemologically self-conscious. It is at this point that one often sees that the emperor has no clothes. This can quickly become a personally unpleasant state of affairs.

Much better not to think. Take it easy. Stay with the status quo. Believe the lies. Just drink the Kool-Aid.

But, if you would like to think - then think about the looming disaster that is the Harriet Miers Supreme Court judicial nomination (click on the posting title above to the linked article).

But then, The Militant Pacifist should remind the readers (are there any?) that it is vain to hope in human judges.

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes (Psalm 118:8-9). (See my 14 September 2005 post).

Put no confidence in princes, nor for help on man depend - he shall die, to dust returning, and his purposes shall end.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God (Psalm 43:5).

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