The controversy over the upcoming Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad has been incredible. I. The AdThe exact content of the ad is still secret, but pretty widely understood to be the story of Tim Tebow’s own birth in 1987, probably told by his mother, Pam. Fox explains: When [Pam] Tebow suffered from a dangerous infection […]
…apparently, I’m not the only one appalled by the media’s coverage of the March for Life.
We live in a culture which has lost sight of the goodness of retributive punishment, and the whole thing seems suspicious. But I think that we’re still aware of this truth in some way, deepy down. There’s a famous law hypothetical: a man robs and rapes a woman. In the week before he’s arrested, a […]
…Reap the crop of infanticide. A woman murdered her newborn baby, but because the umbilical cord was still attached, it was just a postnatal abortion. She won’t be charged. This is that nightmare scenario pro-lifers have been warning about, where legal abortion leaves the womb.
John Armstrong has a good primer on the great G.K. Chesterton, easily one of the finest Catholic writers of the 20th Century. One of the commenters made reference to an essay Chesterton had written on American morals from 1929. It is called, incidentally, “On American Morals,” and it’s delightful: America is sometimes offered to us, […]
I’ve mentioned before how poorly written and thought out I find Sam Harris’ anti-religious screed The End of Faith. Previously, I showed how his book begins with a premise that he admitted to be false in the endnotes: the idea that most suicide bombings occur because of religion generally, and Islam specifically. In fact, most […]
I. What Relativism IsMoral relativism is an outgrowth of a broader family of relativistic ideas. A number of philosophers, particularly in the 20th century, argued that all of reality was perspectival: that things appeared as they do to us because of our culture, our language, and the various other components which constitute our viewpoint. In […]
There’s a tendency to hold anything and everything coming out of Hollywood to the lowest moral standards. As religious people, the Hollywood desert of secularism and godlessness can be so dry that we’re lap up anything. Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond is a good example. She’s great on a whole slew of life issues: […]
I. The Violinist AnalogyJudith Jarvis Thomson presents a hypothetical in her book, A Defense of Abortion, which she thinks proves the moral justification of abortion. It’s called “The Violinist,” and here’s how she presented it: “You wake up in the morning and find yourself back to back in bed with an unconscious violinist. A famous […]
At the end of Danny’s e-mail, he asked: P.S. This I would really enjoy if you would respond to. I just want you to tell me what your position is on gay marriage since it’s such an issue these days. I’d also like to know just your whole stance on homosexuality in general. Thanks again. […]