Topic: rational

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. All of Jane Austen’s novel center on the all-importance of marriage as one of the major decisions in a man or woman’s life. They portray happy, ideal marriages as the ... discuss

"Hello Folks,Here is my fist pass take on the debate that happened on April 25th in Tulsa, OK in which the topic was: “Should Christians fighting abortion rally around a strategy that gradually rest ... discuss

In the scheme of things, the “Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate between AHA’s T. Russell Hunter and Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Gregg Cunningham on April 25, 2015, w ... discuss

In a recent column for Townhall John Hawkins asks an important question. When Did America Turn Into Such A Nation Of Wimps? Yes, he probably knows several answers for this question, and so do many ot ... discuss

Washington D.C., May 17, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will remain within the tradition of previous papal visits to the U.S. when he comes to the east coast this autumn said Bishop Ja ... discuss

Upon reading this essay my first impulse was to blog about what an idiot how wrong in his thinking the author was.Oh, my sweet aspergillium, are you being funny? ironic?Why I Left the Catholic Church ... discuss

The conservative opposition to Obamacare is well documented, as are the problems with the law and the unpopularity of it. With each passing day, the American public becomes increasingly aware of the c ... discuss

During her early school age years, my daughter loved to talk about all the things she could do with glitter and glue. By adding in construction paper, she could make magic. I still treasure one of the ... discuss

 All that glitter cannot hide the inherent ugliness of abortion Send to KindleBy Maria GallagherLegislative Director, Pennsylvania Pr ... discuss

The United States was founded on the principle of Divine human rights which are endowed to all individuals equally by their Creator. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are create ... discuss

Read this, and then you really have to read the comments.  They totally lack in self awareness or any ability to spot their own biases, particularly because they don’t even believe they exist. ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Last Thursday I tried to be magnanimous. Of campaign finance regulation proponents, I wrote, “I suppose a reasonable person could blanch at rich people giving mon ... discuss

Dr. Thomas Sowellby Dr. Thomas Sowell: Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the ... discuss

Pushing “Social Justice” Medical Bigotry Send to KindleBy Wesley J. Smith ... discuss

Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you.Frequently, Internet atheistic aces challenge me to provide evidence and/or proof for the existence of God. Almost all the time the proof they demand is, on its ... discuss

We know satanists believe abortion is sacred as we have documented several times. Now, a St Louis, Missouri Satanic Temple is raising funds to get a woman an abortion.         Acc ... discuss

If we simply consider the truth of Jesus and the cross, all other scientific, ideological, and rational argumentation against Christianity is sorely wounded. Think about how early in the Biblical chro ... discuss

It is risky to take the rickety boat from Africa to Europe. Nevertheless, masses embark on a journey to a dream that dissipates once reached. Unshaken by the perils, the goal remains to enter an assu ... discuss

In 2014, a federal appeals court stopped Mississippi’s admitting privileges law (H.B. 1390) because it would close down the state’s only abortion facility. The lower court said that since the law ... discuss

Liberals still glow when they talk about comedian Stephen Colbert ripping into President Bush at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2006. He told Bush they were alike. "We're not some braini ... discuss

1) Those who want to redefine marriage were asked "why not four people - 2 men and 2 women want to get married" by Justice Alito, and the person actually arguing for redefining marriage said, and I qu ... discuss

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case known as Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision in this case will eventually determine the legal definition of marriage i ... discuss

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case known as Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision in this case will eventually determine the legal definition of marriage i ... discuss

When I agree with someone on a political issue and I see him getting a bit carried away with his rhetoric, it’s easy to overlook, but when I disagree with someone on an issue, especially when we hav ... discuss

There are those who say, "Be here now." I was there yesterday. There is no large and difficult task that can't be made into a movie of the week. A waist is a terrible thing to mind.Even the enlightene ... discuss

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face yesterday when two gunmen entered the headquarters of a ... discuss

By Joshua Tijerina, Vice President of Digital Marketing @JoshuaADF Religious freedom is neither a conservative nor a Christian cause. It is a cause that all Americans can and must support. Religious ... discuss

Okay, if we’re all done laughing about #SalonChristianitySecrets ….The problem with clickbait headlines is that, all too often, they don’t entice you to read the story. Rather, they become the s ... discuss

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Since I started working as a pro-life advocate in 2011, I have deeply struggled with how to have productive conversations with moral relativists.  I could “win a debate” with them, but I have a l ... discuss

Austin Farrer. (Image source: bbc.co.uk)Recently, my friend Devin Rose, who works for Fr. Joseph Barron’s WordOnFire.org and runs St. Joseph’s Vanguard, posted this lengthy comment on his Facebook ... discuss

On this Feast of St. Joseph, the name day of our dear Pope Benedict and the second anniversary of Pope Francis' inaugural Mass, I was delighted to find this sweet picture of the two popes (click the p ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: “Eliminating the terrorists of today with force will not guarantee protection from the terrorists of tomorrow. We have to transform the environments that give b ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliProLife NZ says just as the word “abortion” is used less and less in favor of other terminology, the culture of death ... discuss

Double (1955 Calendar): February 9St. Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria, was known as the Doctor of the Incarnation. He took a fearless stand against the Nestorian heretics who denied that the Second Per ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important pub ... discuss

PZ Myers is at it again, this time ranting about pro-life apologist Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America. I've taken Myers to task before for his dishonest argumentation ... discuss

It has been a while since I have felt I had anything much to write.  Most days by the time I get a few minutes where I could write, I am so depleted and exhausted that I feel I don't have anythin ... discuss

-The Cadence Group sent me a free copy of America's Suicide, if I would review it on my blog.-I confess that I generally do not read books when I suspect I will disagree with the premise.  I deci ... discuss

I traveled to the March for Life in Washington D.C. with Trivium school.  The students are so enthusiastic. We started with mass at St Paul Cathedral in Worcester where we got fueled up on the bl ... discuss

(The following was originally published by this author on June 17, 2013 on a different blog)Success!  Finally, Congress is banning abortion!  This is a great victory!  Let’s all relax ... discuss

The following was written by former pro-life leader Don Cooper in response to a post by the anti-abolitionist Jill Stanek. Please read her post and the exchange that occurred in the comments ... discuss

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face yesterday when two gunmen entered the headquarters of a ... discuss

Picture from Raw StoryEarlier this week, 12 journalists from the office of the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, were tragically killed by two gunmen.  For those whose uncontrolled anger ... discuss

Image from Chant ArtAll the feasts of Our Lady are great events, because they are opportunities the church gives us to show with deeds that we love Mary. But if I had to choose one from among all her ... discuss

Universalis offers a wonderful reflection on the Holy Innocents, whose feast is normally celebrated on December 28.The Holy Innocents are the children who were slaughtered at the orders of King Herod, ... discuss

Science is the process of determining the behavior of matter (the universe) using observation, testing (controlled observation), and reason; with reason defined as the ability to observe, comprehend a ... discuss

Wesley J. Smith has written about a case in Argentina in which an orangutan named Sandra has been declared by the court to be a non-human person. This ruling essentially would grant Sandra her fr ... discuss

Jason by Justus Miles Forman, about whom Wikipedia has this interesting entry: His only play, The Hyphen, appeared in 1915 but did not receive the success Forman expected. The Hyphen was a topical dra ... discuss

By Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International.Spokesperson/Convener of the Not Dead Yet UK Campaign.  Kevin FitzpatrickBelgium’s leading euthanasia p ... discuss

In our last episode yours truly suggested that Republican Party “leadership” might be set to betray the electorate and cave in to pressure from the left and the media, which would lead to essentia ... discuss

This post was originally published in 2005, and is re-presented here. Happy Thanksgiving!The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has republished an essay from the 1950s by economist ... discuss

December 13, 2011 (LiveAction.org) - There are a lot of negative stereotypes about the pro-life movement. I could easily write a list of 20 or more. These five, though, are the ones I personally encou ... discuss

And Survivor stuff too! I'm sorry that posting to this site has become such a rare event. As I've written here before, the time available for blogging is not what it was. The primary culprit remains ... discuss

This Guardian article, by an English stand up comic on his work experiences in Germany, was unusual in that it managed to be funny and fascinating at the same time. Here is a snippet that begins wit ... discuss

Here's romp through three articles that take on the subject of human happiness - and why Liberal notions of what that is will make you miserable. First, this WAPO review looks at a new book on Bened ... discuss

Here is another reason to stay away from Windows software - as if you needed another. This came out after Warren Buffett anounced he would give Bill Gates' charity a mountain of money:Fr. Thomas J. Eu ... discuss

I'm continually frustrated that so many -- many Republicans included -- believe the lie that "there never were any weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq".It's patently -- provably -- not true!&nb ... discuss

When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press" that the Catholic Church has not been able to determine when human life begins, she set off a firestorm of debate about the C ... discuss

In the wake of a rising tide of pro-life sentiments and sensibilities in America, the utter bankruptcy of thepro-abortion position is being revealed, especially in its more militant forms. The pro- ... discuss

Last night I laid out my predictions for the Presidency, the White House, and the Governorships. My top line predictions: President Obama 290 Romney 248 Senate: 51D, 48R, 1I +1R, +1I House: 237R, 198 ... discuss

  As expected, the lack of an indictment in the matter of the death of Michael Brown has sparked riots, violence, looting, and according to some reports at least one death. The purported reason, ... discuss

Credit:  redmoonrapture.comThe ultimate submission to GodSurrender to God, and he will do everything for you.Antiphon, Liturgy of the HoursIn the last couple of posts here I have been giving my t ... discuss

Readers of this blog will note that, of late, I have been focusing a lot in my thinking, writing and research on questions of the relationship between religion and morality. One particular frustration ... discuss

Steve Hays has decided that now would be a good time to disseminate some ill-conceived critiques of abolition, mostly based around immediatism. Fine, fine - that's probably one of the two most cont ... discuss

Recently someone wrote to us via the Contact page on our website, challenging our worldview and our thoughts on the question of child sacrifice. This individual self-identified as a Satanist, which ... discuss

And I'll tell you who you are. Posting this as a follow-up to Pawns for Voices for Vaccines. There is a small group of young, earnest Catholics who have associated themselves with Voices for Vaccine ... discuss

In my last post, Richard Carrier and the Arbitrariness Objection, I argued that Richard Carrier’s attempt to defend Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s arbitrariness objection failed. I also argued his def ... discuss

Reading doctrine through ideological glassesThe most pervasive problem facing the Catholic Church in America today is our predilection for reading both Scripture and Tradition through ideological glas ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

One of the major criticisms leveled at those of us who are pro-life goes something like this: “The pro-life crowd only cares about babies until they are born.” and, “Anti-abortion pe ... discuss

Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itse ... discuss

A couple of months ago, a pro-choicer named TF wrote to me in a public online forum: “. . . women are individual human beings who have inalienable rights, and the POTENTIAL, NON-INDIVIDUAL developin ... discuss

Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute was kind enough to read the semi-final draft of this post and provide a brief but insightful critique. This does not mean that he necessarily endorses any of ... discuss

It’s a Lie! We Are NOT Founded on Christian Principles The funny thing is, most of the people in this photo, WERE NOT CHRISTIANS!!!  Hey, that looks like Jefferson on the left. Oh, now there was a ... discuss

StreetWisePundit Video Athenian Stranger: “Tell me, strangers, is a God or some man supposed to be the author of your Laws?” Cleinias: “A God, stranger; in very truth a God.” -Plato, Laws The ... discuss

Reason and Reality “A philosophic system is an integrated view of existence. As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy.Your only choice is whether you define you ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

In a fallacy that appeals to the heart, the arguer uses emotional appeals rather than logical reasons to persuade the listener. The fallacy can appeal to various emotions including pride, pity, fear, ... discuss

Spiral Dynamics (modified by me on this page) maps the complexity codes that shape human nature, create global diversities, and drive evolutionary change. A person can live in a modern world with cell ... discuss

I want to pay tribute to Lewis Hohenstein, my pastor at the Whittier Grace Brethren Church during my teen years.  My Dad had been asked to lead the music there when  I was 10,  so the t ... discuss

There's a one-sidedness when it comes to abortion blogs. I see many pro-life bloggers who are using the science and philosophy well to support their position. And then when I look up pro-choice blogs, ... discuss

From The Indepedent:Google have continued their recent run of doodles celebrating eminent female scientists with an image to mark the 107th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson.Carson, who was bo ... discuss

Rights in general should be based on tradition, but I’d like to attempt a rational approach regardless: Free speech should never extend to matters that undermine the faith a society is built upo ... discuss

For the previous parts in this series, see the Introduction, Ad Hominem, Strawman, Begging the Question, and Slippery Slope articles.The fallacy of equivocation is essentially made when you use a term ... discuss

We had quite a weekend our here in Southern California over the LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s private conversation with his mistress in which she goaded him into an incoherent racis ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

My response to Amanda Marcotte, one of the most vile feminists I've read in awhile on her column The Real Debate Isn’t About “Life” But About What We Expect Of Women, where she compares hav ... discuss

The early part of the 20th century was a dynamic time in the U.S., and one of the major changes for the country was the introduction of number of eugenics programs.  The goal of these programs wa ... discuss

Lloyd Marcus by Lloyd Marcus: Ah, another Black History Month, or should I say Annual Bash America Month. Every year the usual suspects (Democrats and liberal media) use the month to promote hate via ... discuss

1 February AD 1855 German pastor and theologian Klaus Harms was born at Fahrstedt, Schleswig-Holstein on 25 May 1778 and baptized the next day in the neighboring community of Marne. Before entering u ... discuss

There has been some confusion on some of my articles as to what it means for humans to have an inherent nature as rational agents, so I’d like to take the time now to expound upon just what is m ... discuss

These thoughts are offered as an addendum and complement (mostly) to Peter Lawler’s recent  “Leo Strauss and Postmodern Conservatism”.Whatever Leo Strauss’s personal dispo ... discuss

Here is my review of Joseph Pearce’s conversion story Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love Pearce’s father had taught him to love England, the Queen, Shakespeare ... discuss

Lyle Denniston at Constitution Daily: "Up to this point, [the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit] has held to the view that gay rights cases are to be analyzed under the 'rational basis' test. ... discuss

Next Monday's Coronation StreetA forthcoming episode of a popular British soap-opera risks misleading the public on the issue of assisted suicide.Next Monday's Coronation Street storyline depicts 'Ha ... discuss

Mary is True Theotokos - God Bearer - Dei Genitrix.Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in this New Year of the Lord, 2014.Let's talk about Our Lady, the Blessed Mother of our Lord, Mary, since tod ... discuss

I'm continually frustrated that so many -- many Republicans included -- believe the lie that "there never were any weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq".It's patently -- provably -- not true!&nb ... discuss

They're all a-flutter at the HuffPo over those mean old "antichoice" (their word) organizations getting money from those mean old "Choose Life" license plates.Of course, the rational, adult response w ... discuss

Obama lies to the American people about his health care plan are fully documented.For example, August 2009:OBAMA: Under the reforms we seek, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you l ... discuss

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned that portion of a Texas law which requires the abortionist to have admitting privileges at a  hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic.   The Texas ... discuss

  Federal Judge overturns one provision of ... discuss

Patrick B. McGuigan by Patrick B, McGuigan, Center for Educational Freedom, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs: You might say, in the immortal words of Charles Dickens, that when it comes to educ ... discuss

It's well past time to see things as they really are, and not the way we'd like to see them. It's well past time to vigorously confront the mendacity and treason of Progressive propagandist ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 384 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1151 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Last week I spoke at Massey Presbyterian Church on the topic “Is it arrogant to claim Jesus is the only way?” The following is an abridged version of the talk I gave. I was recently on a p ... discuss

Genesis 3:19-9 is the most tragic section in the whole Bible. It talks about the fall of Adam and Eve. In the text, Eve, who could be called the first enthusiast, departs from the quintessential ... discuss

Facebook deleted the original post, so I'm re-posting it here...September 2013Dear Friends,It’s the middle of the night and I’m typing away somewhere over the Atlantic. My coach seat is cramped an ... discuss

Obama's Beached Whale: Obamacare Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act—will not be defunded and the government will not be shut down. Obamacare is a putrefying ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie GrayI recently watched a fascinating TED Talk.  The theme was altruism, defined by the dictionary as “the principle or practice of unselfish concern for, or devotion to, the w ... discuss

Img Info @ Part 1 ........... Continued from Part One by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Two years ago, Hollywood, no kidding, masterminded a plot to, in effect, steal the Internet (by criminaliz ... discuss

Miley (ugh!) CyrusI have to say that I was actually somewhat heartened by the response to the vulgar, obscene display by Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards a couple of weeks ago. Most people were r ... discuss

Some atheists offer  moral critiques of theism; their claim is not just that belief  in God is false or unjustified, it is that such irrational beliefs are intricately linked with immoral and oppres ... discuss

Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: “Liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections,” writes Fred Seigel whose credentials include being a senior fellow at ... discuss

Liberalism has been driven by its disdain for America’s middle class that emerged from the large wave of immigration in the early 19th century and the success it has had in the business sector, ente ... discuss

Meghan Holohan at NBC News reports on some exciting discoveries about those...uh, those "intrauterine contents" that Planned Parenthood and other abortion zealots work so hard to dehumanize.That's rig ... discuss

Manhunt 2 was an incredible cerebral thriller and one of the best written games I’ve played… it was also perhaps the most violent video game I ever experienced… even after it was cen ... discuss

For the last couple of weeks, my reading has been dominated by discussions of denominationalism. It all started when Nathan discussed the “feeling” of a doctrine. The key sentence, in my e ... discuss

Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom, and the Life Issues by Robert J. Spitzer My rating: 5 of 5 stars The faculty of reason should be seen as the common denominator un ... discuss

State of Daniel: In this video, I use the Don Marquis approach to explain why abortion is wrong. Despite the fact that the abortion debate is decades old, we still get same bad arguments from b ... discuss

"See that you are dressed for action and have lamps lit - be like men waiting for their master to return."Today the readings call us to a deep attitude of faith and trust in the providence of God and ... discuss

In the wake of a rising tide of pro-life sentiments and sensibilities in America, the utter bankruptcy of thepro-abortion position is being revealed, especially in its more militant forms. The pro- ... discuss

BE FOREWARNED..... A RANT IS COMING.... I tend to understand why people have the tendency to ask this question....  I get it.  I especially get it if the person asking it only has one or tw ... discuss

I've had many great discussions with compassionate (if awfully mislead) pro-choicers, and I always try to listen carefully to what they say and understand their reasons for being pro-choice. In fact, ... discuss

In response to my post Peter Singer Human Dignity and Infanticide, Ben Jury offers some astute comments: “I agree with you, that Peter Singer does not motivate his account of ideal desires. Ho ... discuss

A blogger named Frank Turk has recently taken it upon himself to examine and expose the faults of Abolish Human Abortion. While we welcome Biblical correction to our ideas and approaches, the hatchet ... discuss

This is the second installment in a series of posts on the question of "when does human life begin?" Part one of this series examined what science has to say about the matter. In this installment we d ... discuss

Abortion is undeniably a very polarized topic…and rightly so. Its debate is, in essence, the epitome of the struggle between right and wrong. In this case, however, innocent lives hang in the balanc ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Author of Walk Me to Midnight I wrote “Thirty Logical Reasons to Vote No on Assisted Suicide” when the issue was on the ballot in Washington state.  It’s now on th ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Author of Walk Me to Midnight   Sunday, November 25, 2012 – This morning the New York Times’ lead editorial is about how everyone should consult their doctor or nurs ... discuss

The First Amendment to the Constitution, which also applies to the states via incorporation into the Fourteenth Amendment, reads in its entirety:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment ... discuss

This is the first installment in my series "The strongest pro-choice argument", which will focus on analyzing and responding to Volume 39, Issue 5 of the Journal of Medical Ethics. Issue 5 is a specia ... discuss

Many bioethicists want to destroy what remains of the sanctity/equality of human life ethic. Two areas of current push in this regard are the drive to permit infanticide and to harvest organs fro ... discuss

 This was my first ever March for Life! To say I was nervous would be an extreme understatement. As May 9th approached I found I could think about little else. I was incredibly excited to finally ... discuss

This post constitutes Part III of a response to a recent article written by Michael Coughlin. In this post, I address Coughlin's fourth major point of criticism, which is that AHA makes too much of t ... discuss

With Dylan Quick, the alleged Texas mass stabber, now in custody, Congress renews debate on “sensible knife-handle limits” that would prevent men like Quick from “getting a grip.R ... discuss

In coming months, Echo Zoe Ministries will be presenting a seminar on Logic. My guest this month, Eric Douma, and I will be teaching hour-long sessions over several weeks after church. I will be teac ... discuss

Dr Ed Dingess has replied to our rebuttal of his original critique of our position. Let's analyse together his reply. (FYI: It appears that he only remembered he was talking to AHA and not Triablogue ... discuss

Keeping up with Holy Week, here is an EXCELLENT piece on the LOGIC of the Cross. This is logic that it is really quite hard to argue with. Again, my thanks to my very dear and recently departed friend ... discuss

The Obamanistas are saying that the new mandate requiring all employers – including Catholic institutions – to provide free birth control insurance to every employee does not violate the ... discuss

"Follow the Money" and Follow RomeIn our defense of conscience protections, it often seems that we neglect to point out that medicine which is consistent with Catholic ethics happens to be health care ... discuss

Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Officer who felt he was unfairly fired and went on a violent quest for vengeance against police officers and their families, is dead.  After a long s ... discuss

No one exemplifies Lincoln's thinking on human rights better than Hadley Arkes, the Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst College. His book Natural Rights ... discuss

There has been some interesting debate in the blogosphere over Sam Harris’ contention that a divine command theory of ethics manifests “a psychopathic and psychotic moral attitude.” Randal Rause ... discuss

Republican Party Backs De-Funding Planned Parenthood The Republican Party is now officially on record as supporting the de-funding of the taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood abortion business. O ... discuss

Conservativepollster Kellyanne Conway had sharp advice for Republicans when she spoke at their retreat on January 16. According to Politico: It’s way past time: House Republicans need to stop talkin ... discuss

A message to our friends throwing rocks from across the Tiber,You don't know where we've been.We were lost. We were blind. We were dead. We were hopeless. We didn't care that we were hopeless, ye ... discuss

Clearly, in any time, it would be considered immoral to force those who cannot form moral thoughts to take responsibilities common to those who can. Was it ever the intention that the Second Amendmen ... discuss

As a Catholic looking at Modernity, provided that one is aware of the goings-on around him, the world can seem like a pretty messed up place. And it is. Original Sin has radically effected the state ... discuss

Anthony Watts reports January 3 on research suggesting that allegations regarding mankind's role in climate change are mostly hot air.  I look forward to a rational, nonemotional, scientific deba ... discuss

Praise God that Stan did such a wonderful post, that I should highlight, and adopt... "It's time to restate the main positions of this blog: ATHEIST INTELLECTUAL RESPONSIBILITIES IF Atheists b ... discuss

The following is Part 11 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addr ... discuss

The following is Part 10 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addr ... discuss

This is the second half of the paper I presented to the the Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting in Milwaukee three weeks ago. It is part of a two-part post series; make sure you have rea ... discuss

Following the horrific events in Connecticut I've been disturbed by the response of many Christians on Facebook. Not only did the shooter lack love for others but the love of many Christians seems to ... discuss

The following is Part 8 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

I started working on a post that felt oddly familiar.  Then I realized I wrote something similar back in October 2011 on my personal blog.  Two things struck me: (1) That old post is better ... discuss

For years, it seems, this delicate word, this invaluable virtue has been a battle for me.  From deep in my youth, a grave injustice had been inflicted upon me and the consequences of these acts, ... discuss

Seven Glorious Days by Karl W. GibersonMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThe watery planet that would bear the label "Earth" some five billion years later was nothing short of a creative miracle. The ten billion ... discuss

The debate over contraception that occupied so much campaign conversation wasn’t started by Rick Santorum and Catholic bishops. Theirs was a response to President Obama’s mandate essential ... discuss

I have written in previous weeks about the importance of living our lives with authentic hope — hope that is focused on our true end with Christ, and which thus transforms our outlook and help ... discuss

Liturgically, the Christmas season is still five weeks and change away; we’re not even into Advent yet.  Alas, we’re governed by the marketing calendar, which begins to push us to buy fo ... discuss

image of Christ from Upper South Gallery in Hagia Sophia With the liturgical year at an end, let's check in on what His Holiness has been up to.  Popery There's the new book, but we cov ... discuss

Arlene from Israel Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) My attempts to get a handle on the Gaza situation are serious and earnest. But, as one close associate said to me tonight, “Your problem is that ... discuss

The Vatican Information Service reports on Pope Benedict’s November 21st general audience: “Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to the rationality of faith in God, emphasising that the C ... discuss

This post was originally published in 2005, and is re-presented here. Happy Thanksgiving! The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has republished an essay from the 1950s by economi ... discuss

The Writer: You're a Hindu Catholic?Pi: We get to feel guilty before hundreds of god.When I entered the theater I knew virtually nothing about the movie, except that there was something about a boy on ... discuss

On Tuesday, Dennis Prager made a comment on his radio program that without dogma (specifically religious dogma) there can be no rational argument against selfishness and cruelty. A young man called in ... discuss

David Quinn, in the Irish Independent. On the Independent's site here. IN the debate about abortion we are constantly dealing with what can only be described as 'asymmetrical hysteria', that is w ... discuss

Picture Source: http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/50316_78220602074_6837282_n.jpgBy: Scott KlusendorfLast month I spoke to the Heretics Club at Colgate University. Given the prevailing ... discuss

French military cemetery at Douaumont (via Wikimedia). I’ve already passed along this story on The ImpracticalCatholic.  But there’s another topic it fits, and “waste not, want not”: ... discuss

In anything a doctor does to/for a patient, there is a desired effect, and there are possible side effects, which might or not be unwelcome. One that's fairly straightforward is administering pain med ... discuss

The Real Reason Romney Lost Middle America News, Nov. 7, 2012 The real reason Mitt Romney lost the election is the multiculturalist political environment that prevents conservative forces from mobiliz ... discuss

Last night I laid out my predictions for the Presidency, the White House, and the Governorships. My top line predictions: President Obama 290 Romney 248 Senate: 51D, 48R, 1I +1R, +1I House: 237R, 198 ... discuss

The following article was written by Ben Mattlin and published in the New York Times on October 31, 2012 under the title: Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast.Ben Mattlin - New York Times, October 31, 2012N ... discuss

From: kd Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Subject: Electoral College U-T San Diego, Wednesday, October 21, 2012, page B5: Letters to the Editor:  "Electoral College"   &n ... discuss

Farm Bill –Policy Issues, Political Notes Dan Popkey reported on Wednesday evening at the Idaho Statesman Online that, “Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Wednesday in Boise that the House w ... discuss

Brothers and sisters, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7). Before returning to our particular Churches, we, Bishops of the whole world gath ... discuss

The following is Part 2 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

The lawyers for the Government of Canada have submitted their reasons for appealing the decision by Justice Smith in BC.On June 15, Justice Smith decided in the Carter case that Canada's assisted suic ... discuss

The campaign group promoting euthanasia – euphemistically called Dignity in Dying – has just sent out a circular saying that 2013 is the year in which they intend to change Britain’s l ... discuss

Anyone who has followed the cases of Tony Nicklinson, Diane Pretty and Debbie Purdy – whose personal tragedies can leave no sane man or woman untouched – will inevitably ask the question is it pos ... discuss

In comments made before the presidential debate this past Tuesday, Chris Matthews claimed that Gov. Romney’s position on abortion was “almost like Sharia,” stating, “You’re saying to the cou ... discuss

Civil debate at the University of Wisconsin. This op-ed piece in the Wisconsin Daily Cardinal was one of the most striking endorsements of our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) that I have ever seen. ... discuss

 I am going to take a break from promoting my just released book, The Catholic Tide Continues to Turn to write about another interest of mine; election polling and demographics in my home state of Oh ... discuss

So in demand is this beautifully-wrought aid for the celebration of the Year of Faith that the thing is in its third printing and on back-order until October.But even if you will not get your copy unt ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 26 is St. Thérèse Couderc (1805-1885), founder of the Society of Our Lady of the Retreat in the Cenacle (Sisters of the Cenacle).In the early part of the ... discuss

A logical argument that demonstrates the preborn in a human woman is a person:Premise 1 - A person is not defined by function, but by inherent essence and nature.Premise 2 - The preborn possesses the ... discuss

In an election year there is an awful lot of emphasis on the political component of the promotion of the culture of life. The first responsibility of the state is to protect innocent himan life. We lo ... discuss

Down from 'AA' to 'AA-' on fears QE3 will harm the economy: Egan-Jones Ratings Co. said Friday it downgraded its U.S. sovereign rating to AA- from AA on concerns that the Fed's new round of quantitati ... discuss

article source: http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981632737 related, "You're a Racist!": http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981606253 relat ... discuss

Good morning. A linguistic shift noted … and some exercise advice. Lying or just inconsistent … at the same time calling for a more open internet and clamping down harder. Yes the viol ... discuss

Who are the Four Moms of 35+ kids? Connie at Smockity Frocks: Kim at Life in a Shoe: Kimberly at Raising Olives: And ME! Today’s issue is that touchy topic of how to handle it when husband and ... discuss

You Throw Like a Girl - It’s scientifically proven: girls throw like girls. “The overhand throwing gap, beginning at 4 years of age, is three times the difference of any other motor task, ... discuss

You Throw Like a Girl - It’s scientifically proven: girls throw like girls. “The overhand throwing gap, beginning at 4 years of age, is three times the difference of any other motor task, ... discuss

By Dr. Peter Saunders - Campaign Director - Care Not Killing Alliance, September 11, 2012Dr Peter SaundersThe British Medical Association Council, the governing body of the UK doctors’ trade union, ... discuss

The World Health Organization has published guidelines to help prevent suicide.  From the WHO: Effective interventions Strategies involving restriction of access to common methods of suicide, such ... discuss

     If all vote, who are eligible, on Tuesday, November 6th, the election will probably turn into a landslide for whoever is the victor.    &nbs ... discuss

Enlightenment (Age of)Era and philosophical movement in the 1700's.  It was essentially a negative movement that was a crusade against religion.  It was based on the idea that human life is ... discuss

These three day weekends … really shorten the week, I mean it’s Wednesday already. I don’t feel the belonging thing they talk about. Fisking Ms Obama. Feeling the pain. Just zip ... discuss

There is no free will, that’s the implied message here. Liberals and conservatives have supposedly different neurologies according to several studies–some of which we have discussed here. ... discuss




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