Tag: morality

When does human life begin? Part Five

So, why is it so hard to convince the world that abortion is morally wrong? One word: Emotions. How do we come take a moral position nowadays, if we even take the time to think about morality at all? We do it largely by…

SHORT AND SWEET – 10

So why doesn’t objectivity provide the basis for morality? Isn’t it clear what is good and what is bad? Well, no it isn’t. The reason is found in the meaning of two words: Descriptive. Prescriptive. Descriptive means the act of describing. You can describe…

SHORT AND SWEET – 9

Yesterday, I noted that prominent atheist Sam Harris doesn’t believe in free will. He follows the majority view among science writers. He’s a neuro-scientist. His answer? Science can give us morals. No kidding. That’s his answer. Essentially, it’s this. Science describes the world. It…

SHORT AND SWEET – 7

“A statue of founding father and writer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is sparking debate at the University of Missouri, with some students demanding that the statue be removed over Jefferson’s “offensive” history as a slave owner.” Online article.  A similar thing…

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No clearer example of morality being based on heart and not head is the issue of abortion. But let me start with some short observations on language. Pro-choice. If you’re into marketing, this is possibly the best example of clever marketing you’re ever likely…

SHORT AND SWEET – 3

‘You’re imposing your morality on me.’ Two responses. First, ‘Well, yes, of course, because morality is supposed to apply to all of us. It’s about how we should behave. All of us. It’s wrong to mistreat children. Yes, you over there. And me too….

Stephen, you’re on the wrong floor

You may have seen Stephen Fry’s rant last week. Here’s a (partial) transcript of what he said in an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE: Asked what he’d say to God, if he met him: I’ll say ‘bone cancer in children – what’s that about?…

We, the Undivine

Imago dei is a wonderful doctrine. The idea that we’re made in the image of our Creator imbues us with value and reminds us that we’re not like the other animals. We’re different. We’re closer to our Maker than we are to dolphins and…

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

Isaiah 43:1

...the One who formed you says, "Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine."

Mirth and Melancholy

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Sam's Town

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Tanya Marlow - Thorns and Gold

The Bible, suffering, and the messy edges of life

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