The Midwestern Crank

On Wendell Berry’s “Blessed are the Peacemakers”

I just wrapped up Blessed are the Peacemakers by Wendell Berry. It offers an interesting perspective on its namesake Bible verse, Matthew 5:9. When we’re “blessed” as peacemakers, are we granted material blessings or blessed with good health? Berry argues no.… Read the rest

Just because you *can* doesn’t mean you *should*

From the “you have every right to be a douche but probably shouldn’t” department:

The Missouri House Committee on General Laws heard testimony Wednesday on bills designed to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The idea that Missouri law should treat all citizens equally was apparently too much for Calzone, who testified against the legislation.Read the rest