Materialism Makes You Stupid

Barry Arrington: I have a hard time getting some materialists to admit that two plus two is infallibly four.  Here, a 5’9″ white guy has a hard time getting college students to admit that he is infallibly not a seven year old, 6’5″ Chinese woman.

  • Well that was enlightening;)

  • ntt1

    willful stupidity masquerading as virtue

  • BillyHW

    I identify as Metis. Where’s my free stuff now?

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Wow. Just wow.

  • CodexCoder

    With the failure of modern philosophy (which came to nihilism and despair), we entered the post-modern era where truth is defined by the group in which one identifies and not absolutes, and as predicted by individuals like Francis Schaeffer, Os Guinness, and their peers, the group is ultimately reduced to a group of only one member – myself.

    Brings new meaning to the expression: The whole world is crazy except you and me, and I’m not so certain about you. These students are so saturated with the liberal ideals of “Do no harm and everything will be OK” and “Everyone can have their own individual truths” that I would not want them to rule on law or create anything which requires empirical observation because they wouldn’t be able to do it properly. Logic is gone, only emotion rules. Imagine an engineer that disagrees with 2 + 2 = 4 and wants 5 instead.

  • Waffle

    Close up the honkytonks. Throw away the key . . .

  • northofnowhere

    For many years I joked about being Lesbian twins trapped in a man’s body. (Wanda & Joanne).

    Oh g_d it might be true!!!!

  • kkruger71

    To me the interesting thing this points out is how much the current school and social indoctrination has worked on these kids. Clearly they are just parroting the idea of “accepting another persons truth” and these are not ideas they would ever come up with on their own, and it’s not like these ideas have been popular for the last 20 years so there is no way, in these numbers, that the concepts came from the parents.
    Not sure how they are creating these people with no willingness to question the popular ideologies. Back in the 80s, before high school was finished, almost everyone went through a questioning of authority phase. And even though almost all tended to end up in lockstep during the first years of college and university, by the time they were done or within a year or two after they started to reassert some independent thought. I see no sign of that with these kids and young adults.

  • jack burns

    These nubbins meet the strict criteria for being delusional. This is the logical endpoint of years of blathering by the likes of Deepak Chopra and other newage peddlers selling the quantum reality flavor of bullshit.