Capitalism as a moral force

Jun 21, 2015 by

Tim Montgomerie interviews Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. The former Chief Rabbi also speaks about his new book, “Not in God’s Name”

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The mysterious case of the missing morality

Jun 12, 2015 by

By Robert R Reilly, MercatorNet: Why have the pro-natural family forces been losing in court? Intentionally or not, Judge Richard Posner explained the reason in a 7th Circuit Court ruling (Sept. 4, 2014), in which he decided against the Indiana and Wisconsin laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman: “The state [Wisconsin] does not mention Justice Alito’s invocation [in the Windsor case] of a moral case against same-sex marriage, when he states in his dissent that ‘others explain...

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The Liberalism of Adult Autonomy

Jun 5, 2015 by

By Ross Douthat, New York Times: Reflecting both on Caitlyn né Bruce Jenner and the Gallup data that inspired my own sojourn into polygamy, Damon Linker argues that social conservatives (in particular, his friend and mine Rod Dreher) are wrong to portray the rise of social liberalism as a matter of individualism unbound from all moral restraint. Rather, it represents the triumph of one distinctive moral code, the morality of rights, over another, the morality of ends: Consider that [Gallup]...

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Christians are neither prudes nor libertines

Apr 15, 2015 by

By Michael D O’Brien, LifeSite: It is sometimes asked, usually whenever sexual morality is being argued: “Are Christians prudes?” “If only we were!” sighs many an exasperated parent, wishing we could go back to a time when sexual temptations of the most extreme kind did not assault the young at every turn, to a time, moreover, when our present state of affairs would not for an instant have appeared to be normal. Of course, the longing for an age when Christian morality was the norm in...

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How schools are training our kids to reject moral truth

Apr 11, 2015 by

By John Stonestreet, LifeSite: Already this year, we’ve seen a lot of evil: suicide bombings, the attacks in Paris, religious persecution, Boko Haram and ISIS. These have all outraged the world—and rightly so. But here’s a question worth pondering: will our kids be able to recognize evil when they see it? Do they even believe in moral facts? Well, that’s the question one educator asked recently in The New York Times after making a surprising discovery about what his child was learning in...

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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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