After yesterdays exchange between Dreher and myself, Patrick Deneen settled the matter by unfriending me. That is his privilege and frankly, I understand. Facebook pages are maintained as social rather than disputational fora. My snark at the ever-contemptible Dreher must have upset Deneen. My fights are not Deneen's.
Yet, he should consider Dreher's plausibility as defender of "tradition." So far, he is a repudiator of both the Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions. He not only repudiated the Roman Catholic tradition but became one of the Church's fiercest calumniators. How long will it be before he turns on his current faith-flame, the Orthodox?
So in the spirit of tradition I salute Patrick Deneen's defense of civility.
Clearly I was justified in posting my exchange with Dreher on this blog late last night. I thought it probable that it would prompt some sort of censorship. I was right. Deneen's act makes it impossible to see what was posted thereafter. Did Deneen let his wounded little friend have the last word or perhaps more? I may never know.