Gunnar Jauch wrote:
> Whenever the list's topic is Christianity, we get to hear from William
> Will, if I remember correctly, advocates capital punishment.
> I never could figure out why he dares calling himself a Christian.
> Just another thought.
That seems unfair to Will - and too soft on Christianity. Someplace
Kenneth Burke quotes a conversation in which one person says, "I'm a
Christian," and the other replies, "But who are you a Christian
Surely there are only a handful of ideas (at least prior to the 20th c.)
that killed as many people as the doctrine of the Trinity?
P.S. I had never gotten around to reading Milton's _Eikonoklastes_, but
on looking up the word "demagogue" in the OED yesterday I discovered
that the word was introduced into English by Charles I (or his ghost
writer) in Eikon Basilike and that in Eikonoklastes" Milton attacked
(the late)Charles for the slander, insisting (correctly) that the
original demagogues were supporters of the rights of the people.
P.S. 2. This post is my idea of academic chatter.