Saturday, April 22, 2017

The True Contrarians of Our Time

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Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This is called Newton's third law of physics.

America's current over-sexed reaction is already causing a reaction. There is, Mary Eberstadt says, an itinerant but continuous exodus out of non-religious territories and into religious ones is ecumenical—neither just a Catholic nor a Protestant thing.

Eberstadt quotes Russell Moore's observation in his 2015 book Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel,

"The sexual revolution cannot keep its promises. People think they want autonomy and transgression, but what they really want is fidelity and complementarity and incarnational love. If that’s true, then we will see a wave of refugees from the sexual revolution."

Eberstadt writes:

"We’re already seeing it. These are the true contrarians of our time—the believers who do not want to jettison the Judeo-Christian moral code, but want to do something more radical: namely, live by it."

Eberstadt, Mary. It's Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies (pp. 114-115). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.