Why I love Doug Wilson
Logic and reasoning based on genuine faith in scripture.
“Diversity is not the sort of thing you can get if you have signs and slogans and you cluster around with people that agree with you.” Douglas Wilson, Indiana State University, April 13, 2012.
Doug wilson can make these kinds of statements because he routinely accepts invitations to put himself in the line of fire for the sake of the gospel. He is unflappable because he knows what the word of God says about ____________, (fill in the blank) and his position is always based on that.
Here is a video of Doug Wilson at Indiana State University a couple days ago. Some homosexual activists broke into a protest. (warning: profane language is abundant from the protestors) Wilson shrugs it off easily and cooly. Here is what one comment on an atheist website said about the debacle:
Paul Spencer Says:
April 14th, 2012 at 2:45 PM
I attended Doug Wilson’s lecture last night as an interested atheist. I was particularly interested to see how a noted theologian and author would respond to anti-religious arguments based on logical reasoning. In other words, in the wake of his years trying to rebut the late Christopher Hitchens, I was looking forward to some finely-honed responses from Doug Wilson.
Instead, I was inflicted with the spectacle of what amounted to a “gay mafia” trying to shout down anyone who dared to disagree with them. I was amazed and disgusted to see people — who were supposedly smart enough to be admitted to a top-tier university — behaving in such an infantile manner.
Questions that were directed … or rather, **hurled** toward Mr. Wilson amounted to nothing more than fallacies of one sort or another, which he easily dismissed.
When President Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace almost 40 years ago, he offered a pearl of wisdom that applies here:
“Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.”
That’s exactly what happened last night.
And here is the video. You have to watch to the end to get a taste of Wilson’s wit and confidence in Christ.
You can read Doug’s take on the whole matter here.