Charlottesville, Confederate Memorials, and Southern Culture

“If the brick of the Confederacy is removed from the castle of Southern culture, the building will not collapse. … Southern culture is vastly greater than slavery and the Civil War. … therefore the removal of some or all of the Confederate symbols would not cause the castle of Southern culture to collapse.” DesiringGod


Those who want to remove all memorials honoring those who had something objectionable to their character need to remember that this leaves only one memorial; the Cross.

Come to think of it, that’s not a half bad idea.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Lots of good points, but too nuanced and thoughtful to carry much weight in this age of dueling reactionary cliches. Maybe it will reach some people of influence and help a bit.

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.

This article is making me reevaluate some of my preconceived ideas on this subject. I tend to be one of those who wonder where all of this will stop. Piper’s article made legitimate points and helpful suggestions.