Regarding Stathis Gourgouris:
Exceptionalism is the plague of theological discourse: Sharia prevails,
no matter what. Judaism prevails in Israel, pity the poor Palestinians,
enslaved by God's permission. And the most dangerous Exceptionalist
"theology", secular America is God's gift to global history and you
better fall in line.
Alas, American Christianity is infantilizing an
entire generation, dispreparing them for the 21st century. No Evolution
in the common schools. No sex education. Flagwaving displaces thought.
In the light of gross decivilizing pressures, metaphysical discourse in
universities seems like pissing in the wind, colorful but humanistically
useless. No exceptions: semi-blinded cultures stumble into secular
The crucial agenda: live and let live, before competing
Exceptionalisms destroy us all. Charity eclipses all fanciful