It takes a lot of education to get things this wrong (and this is even from 4 years ago!).
“Materialists have long insisted, because they kind of have to, that human actions and decisions are determined, not free.” It’s another example of how the real world doesn’t fit with the atheists’ theories.
“Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. Disconnecting sex from childbearing gave us abortion and abandonment. Disconnecting childbearing from marriage gave us a generation of fatherless children. The idea that we can have children without sex gave us rented wombs and robbing them of either a mom or a dad. That children should be created out of contractual arrangements without the burden of mutual love is also a bad idea. Once again, the victims are children.”
In this tribute, Bill Muehlenberg compiles a number of “best of” quotes from the economist, including: “…for those of us who are Christians, I’m very sure that when God gave Moses the commandment Thou Shalt Not Steal, he did not mean …unless you get a majority vote in Congress.”
Sometimes we need to be encouraged to speak truth in love rather than in exasperation. Other times, as in this article, the encouragement is to speak truth in love – if we love our neighbor, child, friend, we will actually speak the truth to them rather than leave them in their destructive sin.
To protest the way that European countries’ tariffs were hurting US chicken farmers, the US decided to hurt European truck manufacturers and hurt US truck buyers. Tariffs shelter a country’s producers by making goods more expensive for that country’s consumers. That’s the logic of tariffs: favoring one group at the expense of another. If we don’t think the government should make it their business to make our favorite goods and services more expensive, then we shouldn’t ask them to do so even when it might be to our company’s benefit (Matt. 7:12).