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“As soon as someone says that truth is socially constructed, unless he is simply addled, he has already declared himself to be a liar, or at least to be in no great opposition to liars.”
“If a man claims to be a woman, which he can never be, and demands to be addressed as such, he is not merely asking for right etiquette. He is demanding that we enter his delusion, or his lie. It is not true. He is demanding that believers in God fall in worship of an idol. Some idols are hideous, like Moloch, and some are beautiful, like Dionysus. The Hebrew prophets did not care. They did not condemn the idols for their style. They condemned them for being false. We have names for people who accustom themselves to speaking what they know to be untrue. We call them scoundrels, or cowards.”
– Anthony Esolen, Sex and the Unreal City
Anthony Esolen is no mincer of words.