Month: May 2017

Euthanasia and Newspeak

A recent article at MercatorNet, Doctors will have to lie on euthanasia death certificates, notes that the interim report on euthanasia/ assisted suicide, presently being considered by the Victorian State Parliament, follows the Canadian practice of attempting to elide the nature of…

Weekend Reading

Russell Hittinger, The Three Necessary Societies, First Things Michael McConkey, Why We Should Stop Using the Term ‘Gender’, Quillette (h/t: notafan) Charles K. Bellinger, A Christian Abortion Doctor? On the Ignorance, Arrogance, and Violence of the Pro-Choice Cause, Public Discourse Edward Feser,…

What public good?

In a recent address, Senator Penny Wong asked, “Why should the gay and lesbian community be merely ‘tolerated’ when the heterosexual community takes for granted ‘acceptance’ and recognition of their sexual preference as ‘the norm’?” This is an instructive statement…

Peter Harrison on The Religious Origins of Modern Science?

This is an excellent critique of the conflict thesis as well as an overview of the currents of thought in the late medieval and early modern period as they are related to the development of modern science. Of particular interest to me was the parallels between early Protestant criticisms of medieval philosophy and religion, and criticisms of later opponents of Christianity, like Condorcet, to today’s new atheists. The lecture was organized by the Lumen Christi Institute.

   

Daily Reading

R. R. Reno, Goodbye, Left and Right, First Things Rachel Lu, When Left-wing Politics Becomes a Substitute for Religion, Crisis Zachery D. Schmoll, Physician-Assisted Suicide Tells People Like Me That Our Lives Are No Longer Worth Living, Public Discourse David Mills, Courage in…

Daily Reading

Rod Dreher, Duke Divinity Crisis: The Documents Are Out, The American Conservative Daniel J. Mahoney, Dialogues in Scrutopia, The New Criterion John Gill, The only conservative scholar on campus?, Times Literary Supplement Joe Bissonnette, The Big Lie of Transgender Ideology, Crisis Stephen…

Weekend Reading

William Vallicella, Maverick Philosopher 13th Anniversary, Maverick Philosopher Joshua Bowman, The Narnia Option, Anamnesis Anthony Esolen, Why I Left Providence College, Crisis Peter J. Leithart, Adam Smith’s Civilizing Process, First Things Charles J. Chaput, (Re)Building the Kingdom: Secularism, Christianity, and Cultural Renewal, Public…