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Beware Claims of Pregnancy Resource Centers

March 17, 2006 | By | 20 Replies More
Beware Claims of Pregnancy Resource Centers

The following is a letter I wrote to an acquaintance who asked me to contribute to a “Pregnancy Resource Center” in order to assist them to do their “important work.”   As you can see, my investigation revealed that Pregnancy Resource Centers are unwilling to plainly admit their real agenda. Dear ____:  I was intrigued when […]

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Moral Prestidigitation: This Situation is BIGGER than Rules.

March 12, 2006 | By | Reply More
Moral Prestidigitation: This Situation is BIGGER than Rules.

Contrary to today’s moralists, the important issue is not what the rules are, but whether to apply established rules.  Throwing out the moral rulebook occasionally leads to heroic feats but it occasionally leads to Abu Graib.  As Aristotle wrote, rules are not a substitute for good character.  Stay on the lookout, then, for those who play […]

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Madness

February 21, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Madness

Madness is rare in individuals—but in groups, parties, nations and ages it is the rule. Nietzsche–Beyond Good & Evil #156

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Two Kinds of Morality

February 21, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Two Kinds of Morality

Bertrand Russell: “We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practise, and another which we practise but seldom preach.”

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