Author: dover_beach

A defense of the natural family

In the same article I responded to earlier today, Chris Kenny made the further claim, To argue children do best within a marriage with a mother and a father is not fair or accurate. It insults widows and widowers, divorced…

Marriage and therapeutic politics

Chris Kenny, Same-sex marriage: Yes, but spare the virtue-signalling, The Australian (19 Sept 2017): It seems to be about more than marriage. Clearly the marriage reform has become a proxy cause for acceptance. As a society we are being asked…

Sheridan contra Aquinas

In what has to be one of the most bizarre entries in the debate over marriage redefinition, Greg Sheridan in ‘Yes to same-sex marriage and to religious freedom’, The Australian, (Sept 6, 2017) enlist Aquinas and Augustine in an amateurish attempt…

Rabbi Sacks on the vulnerability of children post-Sexual Revolution

This is a clear and sobering summary following the publication of the report by Children’s Commissioner for England, The Children’s Commissioner’s Report on measuring the number of vulnerable children’, of the situation facing children in the aftermath of the Sexual Revolution. Rabbi Sacks points out previous studies that show that increased vulnerability to poor economic and social outcomes is largely the result of the decline in marriage as the principal social order in which children are generated, cared for, and educated.

 

Feser on Stroud on the Humean Ghost

Anyone familiar with modern skepticism, whether it relates to skepticism about causation, induction, the objectivity of morality, and the like, will be familiar with the place of Hume in this pantheon, and the shadow he casts, even among philosophers that…

Je suis Margaret

Ever since Margaret Court expressed her displeasure at Qantas’s public support for marriage redefinition there has been a persistent effort across the media to discredit her without attending to her position. This accelerated as previous public statements where again aired that indicated…