Red County blogger David Bahnsen is a nutter like no other

Does anyone still admire Tiger Wood?  Red County blogger David Bahnsen does. 

You have to check out this guy’s bio.  It is hard to believe.  No wonder the GOP is such a mess – and Red County is so unreadable.

Bahnsen works on Wall Street, which you know is no bueno.  Of course he lives in Newport Beach and he is a member of the Lincoln Club.  And apparently he owns a piece of Red County.

“David is a disciple of Milton Friedman, a lover of Ronald Reagan, and a “National Review kind of conservative”. His writings strive to reflect an ideology of freedom principles integrated with transcendent truths. His hero is his late father, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, but he is pretty fond of John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, F.A. Hayek, Winston Churchill, C.S. Lewis, William Buckley, Margaret Thatcher, George Gilder, Steve Forbes, and Larry Kudlow as well. When he is not being so serious, he also admires Tiger Woods and Pete Carroll,” according to his bio.

I looked up his dad’s bio too.  Yikes! 

Dr. Greg Bahsen was something else.  His views included Christian Reconstruction, and he was a leading proponent of theonomy, postmillennialism, and presuppositional apologetics.  What the heck do those things mean?

Believers in Christian Reconstruction are opposed to church-state separation of any kind, believing the state is under God and is therefore commanded to enforce God’s Law.  Sounds kind of like those rascally Talibani guys, doesn’t it?

Theonomy is more of the same. Theonomic ethics asserts that the Bible has been given as the abiding standard for all human government — individual, family, church, and civil; and that Biblical Law must be incorporated into a Christian theory of Biblical ethics.

Reconstructionist postmillenialism advocates that Christians should also set about changing society’s legal and political institutions in accordance with Biblical ethics.

Which brings us to presuppositional apologetics.  These guys believe that the only proof for the existence of God is that without God you couldn’t prove anything.

So what does David Bahnsen believe?   Here is an excerpt from one of his Red County posts:

I am a traditional marriage advocate, finding the judicial activism of many state Supreme Courts today to be perversely offensive.  I believe that marriage is a legal institution involving one man and one woman, and that regardless of one’s own religious and moral views, legal definitions and civilizational standards can not be completely discarded or re-drawn.

Bahnsen says he backs traditional marriage, but he admires Tiger Woods.  Nice.

There you go.  The folks that run Red County, and the GOP, are a bunch of whack-jobs with beliefs that sound a lot like Islamic extremists. 

No thanks.  I think I’ll keep voting Libertarian instead…

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