Saturday, May 07, 2005

Moderation and Balance?

A couple of things this morning I've noticed. First was a comment from Justic Scalia, given to a group at Texas A&M. In arguing that the Constitution is a legal document, and thus unchanging, he aimed his fire at those who claim to view the constitution moderately, taking a balnced view, stating:

"What in the world is a moderate judge? What is a moderate interpretation of the Constitution? Halfway between what it really says and what you'd like it to say?"

I think that is very well put, and sums it up perfectly. Justice Kennedy, please pay attention.

On another issue, this time intelligent design, Albert Mohler writes (in his new blog) on the issue of Intelligent Design being proposed for the curriculum in Kansas. He notes the fact that some professing Christians say they take a moderate position on the issue of God as Creator:

Take this statement from a mother of two Kansas teenagers: "I believe in God, but I'm not sure He created everything. I'm right in the middle." Right in the middle of what? Just what does she think God did create?

As Christians we cannot afford to be accomodated to the culture, and afraid to take true moral stands, indeed, Biblical stands, on truth. Balance and moderation is imporrtant in many ways, but not on issues of truth, and certainly not on issues where the Bible is clear.

On this, see also the article in the most recent WORLD, Mental Filibusters, for how we sometimes nuance ourselves out of following Christ.


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