Welcome to my weekly digest for July 27, 2023, with the best articles from around the web and a roundup of my recent writings and appearances. Swiping and Dating Preferences Rob Henderson wrote up some analysis
I'm surprised the MI Advance gave you a quote. The writer doesn't seem to be nuts, but if you were on the editor, Susan Demas' radar, I'd be shocked you would he allowed to appear. She was a reporter so ideological she was chased away from other outlets and destroyed a non-partisan Capitol gossip outlet. Sadly, I have zero hope for Detroit or Michigan as a whole, because our government is now run in the angry ideological crusade mode of Demas, rather than even a halfway-competent Chicago machine mode.
The Henderson article was a good read with interesting information in it. Chivalrous blind spot alert: there are as many Dark Triad females as males. They are equally abusive and destructive. They get that way from the same causes. The females may be more effective at what they do because they operate in a society with default general assumptions of female innocence or harmlessness.
That John Piper piece really nails it. Whenever a Big Eva leader starts complaining about the fundies, its to provide cover while he moves left on significant doctrines. It carries the implication that your opponents are cousin-marrying snake handlers. Only a tiny minority of evangelicals refer to themselves as fundamentalists and in my opinion, to apply that label to anyone else is a slur. While I don't call myself a fundamentalist, I do strive to unambiguously confess the fundamental doctrines of Christianity and live according to them.
“If you don’t date conservative (or “moderate”—a joke I’ve heard is that any man who calls themselves a moderate on the dating apps is a Republican) men, you’ll probably be on the dating apps for a long time.”
As someone who used Hinge in a big major city, I’m glad I am not the only one who has come across this phenomenon, although I’d like to add most of those girls who said it definitely referenced it in a playful/flirty way.