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''Carlos Danger' and the High Cost of Cheap Grace'

"Although I feel vaguely sacrilegious saying this, when I first heard the name 'Carlos Danger' yesterday, the very next name that came to my mind was the heroic Dr. Bonhoeffer’s (for those unfamiliar with Bonhoeffer’s compelling life story, here are the basics). His formulation of 'cheap grace' -- the easy grace we give ourselves -- felt appropriate to not just the ongoing Anthony Weiner trainwreck but also to the Eliot Spitzer comeback and to Mark Sanford’s recent reelection as well. And I’m not just picking on politicians. The Oprah confession has become such a staple of modern pop culture that it’s a virtual standing joke."

Read more: David French, The Corner, National Review Online