The Dark Road From Abortion to Infanticide in American Law
This essay attempts a review of the legislative, judicial, political, and social developments of recent years in regard to abortion.
In Roe, the Supreme Court spoke of “potential life” and said that it need not decide the supposedly “difficult question of when life begins.” Even though Justice Blackmun for the Court did not know, the science of embryology knew the answer to the question then and now: “the sex of the new individual . . .... Continue Reading
What Do Hitmen and Porn Watchers Have in Common?
Anyone involved in the commissioning, planning, or execution of a crime can suffer its penalties.
If you want to benefit from a crime, you risk facing the full consequences of that crime. The man who commits acts of rape against a girl deserves to face justice. It’s for good reason that Michael Pratt is facing a long list of serious charges. But what about the people who watched that video? What about... Continue Reading
Humans Are Still Evolving
Is the mechanism that leads a bacteria to develop resistance the same mechanism that can create a bacteria in the first place or evolve it into a fish?
The problem with most popular articles on evolution is that the authors equivocate on the definition of evolution. They fail to draw a distinction between these different definitions. The result? Any empirical evidence of change over time or microevolution is assumed to demonstrate that macroevolution is true. The average reader thinks, If bacterial resistance to antibiotics is an... Continue Reading
Should I Use My Trans Neighbor’s Preferred Pronoun?
The unity Paul was after was thick. Much thicker than “politeness” or a shallow sense of getting along.
Just like how cultures and subcultures have their own distinct concepts and agendas and ideologies, so too do these respective domains. Just like how the citizens of Christ’s kingdom enjoy “the bread” and “cup of blessing,” which is our “participation in the body and blood of Christ” (1 Cor 10:16-17), the domain of darkness has... Continue Reading
Taste Formed and Deformed by Culture
Culture is formative and , in some senses, determinative.
Culture can be defined as T. S. Eliot suggested, “the incarnation of a religion”. At the heart of any culture is Richard Weaver’s “metaphysical dream”: an unspoken but ever dominant vision of ultimate reality. From this vision, a culture creates worship, art, jurisprudence, custom, and social order. Quentin Faulkner says that “culture is perhaps best... Continue Reading
States are Fighting Back Against Transgenderism and the Assault on Women’s Sports
Given “transgender” logic, it would be discriminatory to deny a “transgender” boy-to-girl the right to compete with the girls.
How many women who identify as men compete in men’s sports? It rarely if ever happens. Transgenderism is a one-way street. It’s only men who are competing in women’s sports and denying girls and women their rightful place in competing with other real women. This is an assault on women’s sports! Women of the... Continue Reading
Abortion and Bodily Control: Pro-Life People Are Not Interested in Controlling Female Bodies
Why do the vast majority of pro-lifers so adamantly oppose abortion?
Certainly, there are men in this world who desire to oppress and control women. History is littered with such wicked men. Yet, just because some have had such motives does not mean all have those motives. It is more honest to say that even though there are some in history who have wickedly sought to... Continue Reading
Father Of 7-Year-Old Texas Boy Whose Mother Wanted To ‘Transition’ Him To A Girl Wins In Court
A Texas court ruled in favor of Jeff Younger, the father of James Younger, the seven-year-old whose pediatrician mother was attempting to medically transition her son into a girl.
In October, GOP Texas Governor Greg Abbott stated that the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services were looking into the case, which had drawn national attention. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also weighed in, tweeting, “A 7-year-old child doesn’t have the maturity to make profound decisions like this. ... Continue Reading
I wonder if personality profiling is a kind of refuge for those of us who’ve been catechized in hyper-individuality.
The cultural fascination with personality profiling is intriguing to me. To listen to people talk to one another about their Enneagram numbers is to listen to urbane, educated, and socially conscious people insist on being labeled. It’s not simply that the Enneagram is fun in the same way that all self-knowledge tools are fun. There... Continue Reading
Keeping Primary Attention on Life’s Main Focuses
There are many strong, attention-grabbing focuses in life that are clearly of secondary importance (or even of very little importance) compared to our primary purposes.
A couple of songs into that portion of the concert it suddenly dawned on me: my attention was so monopolized by all that was being shown on the screens, I was no longer consciously listening to and appreciating the tremendous music that was being so skillfully performed by the band on the platform. Even after... Continue Reading