Posts Tagged ‘morality’

“Who Sez?” The Place of God in Moral Philosophy

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 into the program, describing himself as a Libertarian and an agnostic, to say that you don’t need dogma...
November 1st, 2012 | Culture, Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion | Read More

Cause and Effect

A while ago, a good friend of mine who was struggling with agnosticism and came to me with a question about Christianity. Some people, he said, claimed that Christianity’s “morality” wasn’t truly moral because God used heaven and hell as a system of punishment and reward. True...
September 19th, 2012 | Ethics, Featured | Read More

Blood Diamonds

Diamonds are forever. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Diamonds also fuel a $9 billion industry annually. These precious stones are used as symbols of status, affection, or unending love. However, I recently saw diamonds in a new light: as frivolous pieces of rock that are not worth all of...
May 4th, 2009 | Politics | Read More

Markets, Morality, and the Problem of Fractured Thinking

In two recent posts, Julia Kiewit and Robin Dembroff remarked on the free market. At a glance, it may not seem like the two were remarking on the same thing, but they were. Julia engaged the free market in the abstract through her brief essay. Robin, on the other hand, addressed a problem that has...
March 23rd, 2009 | Economy, Religion | Read More