Before we have any hope of becoming Martians, we first have to become Earthlings.
[O]nce you posit that ethical discourse / reflection happens, you likewise implicitly posit the circumstances that permit the doing of ethics
If there is a perception of “Christ in … “, that perception is the result — not the cause — of one’s compassion toward them. The traditional homiletic reading of the Sheep / Goats story gets this precisely backwards.
[D]espite conservative evangelicals’ enthusiasm about policing the morals of others, the religious right’s continuing silence on the ethics of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in editing the videos is all the more puzzling.
James R. Cowles
To a Native Hawaiian, Mauna Kea cannot – must not, dare not – be used for anything. The Holy is literally use-less.
One is overreaching if one allows the “free exercise” clause to trump considerations of commerce, to the detriment of everyone, including people with religious objections to same-sex marriage.
More or less by default, and despite being far too polite to say so right out loud, we suburbanites tacitly expected the police to do the 21st-century version of the job the overseers of the old antebellum plantations did for their masters: keep the underclass quiet.
[T]he magic words “religious convictions” confer upon the anti-vax parents a sovereign right to force “the rest of us” — the state — to run the risk of contracting an infectious communicable disease.
… Kansas has become a giant Petri dish for breeding the pathogens that arise from the combination of two antigens Madison warned against: extreme cultural uniformity and equally extreme religious zeal. In that regard, contemporary Kansas is a cautionary tale for the entire Nation.