Entries by david

Imitate Jesus to “Save Western Civilization?”

We don’t need to imitate Christ as some neat project to “save Western Civilization.” Western Civilization, as it has been conceived, is dead. It is in the process of nailing itself to its own self-righteous cross for its moral failings and decadence. We need to imitate Christ because it is the only way to be […]

Standing Between a Mob and its Victim

Whenever you stand in between an outraged mob looking to demonize and destroy a singular target with righteous zeal, you will always be accused of being in league with their devil. Your space outside of the oneness they experience together in rage gives them eyes to see you as a potential enemy as well. What […]

The Importance of Consistent Nonviolence in Society

Once you allow the collective to use violence against a single nonviolent act like opium use, you open the moral authority for them to use violence to punish other nonviolent acts…like speech they deem hateful, wages they deem too low, milk that is not pasteurized, lack of health insurance, etc. The moral principle of Jesus-imitating […]

A two step vision for Christian-based law

My argument for Christian based law system is two step: 1. Only moral use for prison is violent theft, fraud, child abuse (includes selling minors drugs btw), assault, rape, murder or attempts thereof. All other acts are nonviolent and should be dealt with a whole of host of nonviolent and creative social solutions and actions. […]

Jesus Ends Religion

Religion is never about metaphysics. It’s about the ecstatic unity of scapegoating: of casting one’s guilt and resentment onto a common enemy as part of a clique. Jesus came to end this religion.

The Left and Right Stone the Woman

The right wants to stone the adulterous woman. The left wants to stone Jesus for telling the adulterous woman to go and sin no more. The Christian saves the woman from stoning and encourages her to sin no more. The world desperately needs Christians to be Christian.

Libertarianism vs Christian Nonviolence

The difference between a Jesus-imitating voluntarist or nonviolence (non-aggression and non-vengeance) message and standard libertarian rhetoric is that the former focuses on our moral treatment of the neighbor whereas the latter focuses on an individual orientation. The former is about what is the appropriate way to treat my neighbor, even when in a voting or […]

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 5: Jacob Hornberger Interview

Episode 5 introduces us to Jacob Hornberger, the founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF.org) to discuss how Christians should view the drug war, other vice laws, and foreign interventions. What follows is a fascinating exploration of law, liberty, and ethics that offers a glimpse of what’s possible through social imitation of Jesus of […]

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 4: What is Violence?

What is violence? In a world where speech purity codes increasingly obscure and obfuscate violence, David Gornoski defines violence and how a society should prevent it through law. This lays the groundwork for the A Neighbor’s Choice theme of “no violence against nonviolent persons.” Hosted by writer and speaker David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice is […]

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 3: The Sacrifice of Mr. Slinkard

This week, meet Mr. Jefferson Slinkard, a log cabin home builder and writer from Arkansas. He tells the story of his father’s PTSD and how it allowed the tortures of the Korean War to spread to his family. Along the way, Jefferson shares stories of adventure, anguish, and triumph through peace and unconditional love. Unnecessary […]