I will teach you the best that I can.  When I hold the majority view about the subject that I teach, I will often play devil’s advocate for the opposite view.  When I hold the minority view, I will do so less often, because I may be the only advocate to whom you have access.  I will not pretend to a false neutrality in order to indoctrinate you in my views while appearing not to do so.

 

Mr. Trump's notorious character flaws have had the unfortunate side effect of predisposing many people to believe not only what can honestly be said against him, but any sort of smear whatsoever.

 

Intercourse among persons of the same sex tends to be impulsive and promiscuous, often impersonal, and even anonymous.  Homosexual pairings, in turn, tend to be unstable and nonexclusive.

 

The same fallacy keeps coming up, so let’s try this again.

Darwin is supposed to have shown that order can arise spontaneously from what is not ordered.  The story is that random variations take place, and some of the variations are more successful than others in being passed on to the next generation; therefore new things develop.

 

And so our Lord Jesus Christ, being at birth true man though He never ceased to be true God, made in Himself the beginning of a new creation, and in the form of His birth started the spiritual life of mankind afresh ....

 

A strange irony is curled up in Friedrich Nietzsche’s notion of what was to come.

Nietzsche thought that the belief in objectively true values – a real good and evil, a real right and wrong – was finally petering out.  Not much was left in the tank.  Soon it would be empty.  The age of nihilism would begin.

 

To keep the government from doing bad things, James Madison and the other supporters of the Constitution proposed relying not so much on written prohibitions as on checks and balances.  Other governments had used checks and balances between the social classes.  The Framers proposed using them between the branches.