Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

Mar 6, 2015 by

By Justin P McBrayer, New York Times: What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshmen in...

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Why I am not negotiating on Christian sexual morality

Jan 8, 2015 by

by Julian Mann, Cranmer’s Curate: To those who say the Reform voice should be heard in the House of Bishops’ facilitated conversations on human sexuality in order to maintain the unity of the Spirit among disagreeing Anglicans, your curate would respectfully respond as follows: Biblical sexual morality is a first order issue on which all of us who profess Christian faith are called to holiness. Negotiating on this would surely be contrary to the Apostle Paul’s teaching in Ephesians...

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Queen beats Archbishop of Canterbury as ‘most moral leader’ in new poll

Dec 28, 2014 by

By Lucinda Borkett-Jones, Christian Today: The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rank ahead of religious and political figures for their moral leadership, according to respondents in a survey commissioned by TheSunday Times. In the YouGov survey, which was conducted before the Queen’s speech on Christmas Day, respondents were asked to choose three or four names from a list. About one third (34 per cent) said the Queen provided the best moral leadership for Britain. The monarchy...

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‘Parties treat gay marriage opponents as morally inferior’

Nov 25, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: David Cameron’s ‘casual imposition’ of gay marriage “insulted settled beliefs”, and “wounded him politically”, a former editor of The Daily Telegraph has said. Writing for the paper, Charles Moore commented that the main political parties treat opponents of same-sex marriage as “moral inferiors”. He criticised the assumption in parts of the Western world that those who disagree with redefining marriage are “bigots” and should be “virtually disqualified from public...

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Want to stop revenge porn? Just keep your clothes on!

Jul 6, 2014 by

by Rachel Johnson, Mailonline: At a 50th last month, the birthday girl got up and made her speech, in the course of which she said something about being divorced and on the market again that gave the merry throng of friends, admirers, family and her own children very slight pause. ‘And, gosh, I’ve also had to learn all about SEXTING,’ she said. It wasn’t that the visual this conjured up was upsetting (she is a slim, stunning blonde) – more the fact that it is now quite normal for a woman that...

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What about the current dirty men at the BBC?

Jul 4, 2014 by

By Charles Moore, Telegraph: ‘A culture changes by example and a licentious old man being found guilty will help do that,’ says a leader in the Times. Perhaps, but I would be much more impressed if it were a licentious younger man. We can all moralise away in retrospect about what the BBC and others allowed Rolf Harris CBE or Sir James Savile to get away with. It is easy to attack them when they are old or dead. You still very rarely hear of sex charges against current performers. I would not...

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