Sunday, February 03, 2008

Quotable Quotes: On Discrimination

"The difference between barbarism and civilization is discrimination. It is vital that we be able to distinguish good from evil." The late Dr. D. James Kennedy.


Anonymous said...

Source, please (?)

Seane-Anna said...

Source? The late Dr. D. James Kennedy, on his tv show The Coral Ridge Hour, that aired yesterday (Sunday, Feb. 3). I'm not sure when that particular episode of the show originally aired. Does that answer your question?

JMK said...

I don't know why anyone would see that quote as at all controversial, Seane-anna. Discrimination IS indeed a good thing, at least 99% of the time. It allows us to discriminate between what we like and what we don't, what is high quality and what is low quality.

Dimwits have inappropriately linked discrimination with bigotry, but many of the same dolts who think "racial discrimination (at least against blacks) is wrong, have little problem with anti-religious bigotry/discrimination, or, say, discrimination against traditional values (ie. wrong-headedly indoctrinating school kids that homosexuality is a "normal, alternative lifestyle").

Great post.