Can you imagine how much more complicated it could have been for Elmer Fudd to figure out if its rabbit season or duck season?
I need to post a few more quotes. These are excellent and worth reading - still from the first article: http://lsr.nellco.org/georgetown/fwps/papers/68/ My problem with consequentialism and utilitarianism has nothing to do with how they handle the hard cases and issues. Nor is my preference for deontological ethics based upon the hard cases either. My reasoning... Continue Reading →
In my previous post, John Hobbins helpfully pointed to an old post where the subject was discussed. David Luban of the Georgetown University Law Center, in the article I linked to previously, discussed what he terms the "classic paper on torture" by Henry Shue from 1978. Shue essentially held Hobbin's view that there is a... Continue Reading →
I don't have a television. I don't watch TV. So I only recently learned of the TV show 24, where hero Jack Bauer saves America on a weekly basis from terrorists. It was actually in a blog conversation that I won't link to. Now, I know that such discussions are not typically the subject on... Continue Reading →
This is a complex issue. I think we need to admit that it is a real problem. But I think its a problem for everyone - not just Christians and not just theists. Evil is a problem for the atheist and the agnostic as well. Its a problem and question I've never heard addressed or... Continue Reading →
I suppose I should say, ministers or those who do God's ministry...but "Paid Pastors" sounds better. That is to say, I think book applies to all of God's workers/ministers This post is a bit of a response to Alan Knox over at the The Assembling of the Church. Well, its only part response. I say... Continue Reading →
My earlier post about language and Derrida eventually developed into an essay...which I've reproduced for you here...I'd really appreciate some feedback if possible...thanks! Heath White, in his book Postmodernism 101 (Amazon), presents his readers with two distinct theories of language. The first is distinctly Platonistic, pointing to Plato’s dialogue, Cratylus, where language and words are... Continue Reading →