Untouchable: Ben Shapiro’s Intellectual Conservatism

“Invocation of Jesus shouldn’t just be tolerated uncomfortably by the American Jewish community — it should be welcomed.”

When the wisdom and authority of Jesus penetrated the hearts and minds of the people of his time, the natural reaction of the ruling religious authority was to simply ‘shut it down.’ Well, Ben Shapiro is no Jesus, nor has he been granted such authority, but the response from liberal academia (and their minions) toward his poised rhetoric is bordering on cataclysmic. The hysteria on display, as part of a seemingly controlled preemptive strike against Shapriro’s profound social-political analysis, reeks of heightened and unabashed fearful fragility. Theirs is an intellectual cowardice of epic proportions. Since their arguments lack reason and discernment, they must rely on manipulation and propaganda.

“The greatest obstacle to the welfare state is not greed but private charity that makes the welfare state irrelevant; the greatest obstacle to re-education of children in the name of the collective is allegiance to a higher power. More than that, the greatest obstacle to the state as god is an actual God above the state.”

We are living in a sad day, that if you can’t take the ideological heat, it’s become acceptable to merely burn down the kitchen. But nothing’s really changed. This is merely darkened and depraved humanity on full display. Manifold lies and seductions are merely par for the course as we proceed in not heeding the voices of judgement and reason at our own peril.

“The greatest bulwark against an overreaching government, as tyrants know, is a religious population. That is because religious people form communities of interest adverse to government control of their lives; religious communities rely on their families and each other rather than an overarching government utilizing force.”

If progress is contingent on ignoring and denying a multitude of natural, experiential, and observable truths, we should have no part in it. Ultimately, when emotion and desire take highest priority in a society, moral virtue is swiftly shown the door.

Woodrow Wilcox


“The Left masks its distaste for the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality in a straw man argument that Bible believers are violent bigots. They are not. Citing the Bible doesn’t make you a bigot against human beings – it makes you a bigot against sin, which is a good thing.”

When God’s moral law no longer applies, we shouldn’t be surprised to find ourselves on the wrong side of tyranny. It’s an ever growing form of social tyranny that will eventually find us all.

“Selective Biblical quotation is a favorite of leftists who interpret the Bible the same way they do the Constitution: as a Chinese menu designed to allow picking and choosing. That’s because when many Democrats take the Bible as a whole, they realize how much they despise it.” *

Those who deny absolutes are ripe to fall for anything. At the rate we’re going, the fall feels inevitable.

* All quotes by Benjamin Aaron Shapiro

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A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.
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  • Brian

    Great article

    • A. Castellitto

      Thank you Brian, that was very kind of you to say and nice to hear. Ben Shapiro is on a crusade and deserves our prayer and support for articulating reality so perfectly

  • A. Castellitto

    Take away God and utter darkness begins to fill the void….like Augustine said, evil is the deprivation of good……or something like that..

  • rationaltruth

    Once again another person who doesn’t understand the most basic concept that not everyone believes in the bible or koran or torah or any other religious “scripture”. And again the fallacy that humans need religin or god to be good. Nonsense arguments supported by more nonsense.

    • I think every adult human being understands that not everyone believes in the Bible or any other sacred text.

      However, ones belief or lack thereof has no effect whatsoever on the validity or applicability of a sacred text (i.e. a law) that happens to be true and accurate. Just because one believes the law against murder doesn’t apply to them won’t get them out of jail if they’re convicted of murder; belief has nothing to do with reality. Just because one believes the speed limit doesn’t apply to them won’t get them a pass on a ticket if the cop catches them speeding (“Yes, officer, but you see, I don’t believe the speed limit applies to me. Good day.”) If a law does in fact exist and that law applies to the people within the jurisdiction of the lawgiver (God, being the creator of the universe and everything in it has a HUGE jurisdiction), then lawbreakers face judgement under that law. And the Judge of the Universe misses no offenses whatsoever.

      It is true that one can exhibit behavior we commonly call “good” without believing in a transcendent moral code. People do it all the time. But then, people follow the herd all the time, too. Following the herd works for a lot of people a lot of the time, but what happens when a person or group of people refuse to follow the herd? There has to be a basis upon which to appeal to right behavior. Indeed, there must be a foundation to call something “good” to begin with; otherwise it’s just a matter of convenience and choice.

      And while one person might find it convenient not to harm you or steal your stuff, another person might find it convenient (maybe even consider it “good” since it would be to their benefit) to kill you and take your property.

      With no transcendent moral foundation upon which to judge such behavior as “immoral” or “bad,” there is no meaningful basis upon which to say such behavior is “wrong.” You’re back to convenience again, which in such a setting is determined either individually (anarchy) or by the group which wields the most power (i.e. the most power to enforce its opinion or will), which equates to “might makes right”-which, as we have seen in every atheistic Marxist country around the world throughout history, equates into oppression and tyranny.

      • rationaltruth

        Thanks for taking the time to explain your pov. Buddhist sutras are not in line with the Bible. However, millions know that they will lead them to truth, the only truth. These sutras are as true to them as the truth in the bible is to Christians.

        • Millions think they will lead them to truth.

          But do they line up with with the reality we observe and experience? Do they explain the big questions of life and provide meaningful answers about the origin of life and the universe, who we are and how we came to be as we are today, and what is our eternal destiny? If it can’t answer those fundamental questions, it is incomplete at best. And if it is at odds with the reality we experience, it cannot be truth.

          The Bible does line up with reality. The Bible can and does explain those big questions of life, and provides information about the transcendent moral code by which all of humanity was intended to live.

          I’ve taken a look at other belief systems. None can explain what the Bible can, and do so in a way that lines up with reality.

    • Thisoldspouse

      What if we don’t believe in your religion of homosexual supremacy? Do we have to follow your new state religion?

    • DCM7

      If you really want anything to do with “rational truth,” then I hope you read and consider what Bob has to say here. Even if you’re not totally convinced by it, I hope it at least shows you why the kinds of statements you’ve made (which we’ve all heard countless times, BTW) aren’t going to neatly end the discussion like you apparently would like them to.

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