Post tagged with Ethics
April 08th, 201301:41 PM ETIt has been said that all of philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato. Could we say the same about the homosexuality and same-sex marriage debate? You may ask, “What in the world does Plato have to do with homosexuality?” The answer may surprise you. In his work Symposium, Plato explores an alternative explanation for the origin of mankind...
February 04th, 201304:49 PM ETThe Boy Scouts of America are scheduled to make a decision this week on their membership policy. This could prove to be a significant shift in policy that has the potential to impact the future of scouting. Last week, Deron Smith, director of public relations for Boy Scouts of America, announced that “the BSA is discussing potentially removing t...
January 22nd, 201302:50 PM ETToday is the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. That case and its lesser known counterpart, Doe v. Bolton, opened the door for abortion on demand in the United States. Roe v. Wade deduced a right to privacy from the 14th Amendment that extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. Doe v. Bolton de...
December 04th, 201202:08 PM ETThere is an excellent article posted today on Public Discourse by Helen Alvare addressing the issues of government, religious liberty, and women’s health. Here are some of the highlights. On the issue of the administration’s campaign targeting women: The result is an administration—led by men, but fronted by women—blatantly in favor of ...
October 16th, 201204:07 PM ETDuring last week’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP Vice President nominee Paul Ryan, the moderator asked a very interesting question. Basing her question on the fact that both Biden and Ryan are Catholic, Martha Raddatz asked the candidates to explain how their faith impacts their politics, especially related to the issue of abort...
August 21st, 201205:15 PM ETIn the most recent issue of the British Reader’s Digest, Professor Julian Savulescu argues that parents may have a moral obligation to genetically engineer babies with more ethical traits. With the advances in medical technology and genetic screening, Savulescu believes that couples can use genetic mapping of embryos in combination with in-vitro ...
July 23rd, 201210:28 AM ETBack in November, I posted this article about the lost ideas of personal and corporate responsibility at Penn State University. This morning, the NCAA held a press conference announcing the sanctions against the university (and particularly the football program). In light of what I wrote 8 months ago, I want to evaluate the actions of the NCAA...
July 20th, 201210:31 AM ETRobert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, offers an insightful look at the tension between religious liberty and the redefinition of marriage. Here are a couple of highlights: It was only yesterday, was it not, that we were being assured that the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex partnerships would h...
July 16th, 201212:15 PM ETAn article ran in The New York Times over the weekend about the impact of marriage on income inequality. The journalist followed the lives of two mothers who work at the same company—one is married and the other is a single mother. What he found, along with conclusions from research, was that marriage plays a significant role in determining ...
March 28th, 201205:23 PM ETYesterday morning the local Dallas-Fort Worth Fox affiliate (KDFW, Fox 4) ran a story about a local group of atheists who are sponsoring some billboards in the DFW Metroplex targeting families and children. The billboards promoting the Dallas-Fort Worth Coalition of Reason are specifically timed to be up during the Easter season and proclaim, “Ou...
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Ultimately, ethics is an act of worship. What we do points to what we worship. My goal is to point others to Christ in word and deed.
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