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Comedian Norm Macdonald Tweets About Christianity And Leftists Can't Handle It

Norm Macdonald is probably best known as a comedian, but apparently he's also a deep-thinking philosopher, intent on explaining the decline and fall of Western civilization to the masses. Only Norm Macdonald does it using Twitter.

Thursday morning, he had a message about the Enlightenment that was at once shocking (because it came from Norm Macdonald) and thought-provoking.

Macdonald is obviously alluding to the switch in art from the imitation and depiction of the sacred to the human-focused philosophies of the post-modern world. In the parlance of a Macdonald-era Saturday Night Live sketch, those are some deep thoughts.

But, as most deep thoughts go, Norm's effort at eulogizing Christianity confused and befuddled social media. And leftists, ever-vigilant of the possibility that someone in the entertainment may be turning from "group think," were confused. But also incensed.

Particularly the anti-religious ones.

Of course, most of Norm's critics aren't entirely clear on what the Enlightenment was or who was actually responsible for the advancements they credit to the post-Dark Ages world. Knowledge — and, for that matter, the scientific method — were guarded and developed for centuries by members of religious orders. Modern science and medicine weren't born in France in the mid-1700s.

It got weirder, though.

And then it got woker.

By exposing their own ignorance of the pre-Enlightenment, though, these same critics were proving Macdonald's point that the move away from spiritual thought and deeper meaning has had a deleterious effect on humanity.

 
 
 

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