Catholicism, officially morally bankrupt

How morally bankrupt does a religion have to be to fight legislation that removes statutes of limitations on childhood sexual abuse crimes? Well, the Catholic Church is that bankrupt as it fought Florida legislators who were trying to remove the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse. Some choice quotes from Mike McCarron, a lobbyist […]

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Nature’s Values

Our revulsion at the cruelty of the Supreme Leaders henchmen is a powerful refutation of the postmodernist credo that anything goes. After the enlightenment discredited the authority of tradition and religion, the notion that reason or civilization could provide an ersatz God has also collapsed. The efforts of analytical philosophy could neither remove the ambiguity […]

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Spain Investigates Jay Bybee for Torture

According to Harper’s, Spanish authorities are investigating Bush administration officials for torture. That includes the former BYU law professor Jay Bybee who signed off on John Yoo’s infamous torture memos. The premier Spanish newspaper El País reports that judge Baltasar Garzón is involved in the investigation. Garzon is famous for prosecuting Basque terrorists and for […]

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The Nature of Sexuality

Todd just found a youtube video of the documentary Legacies about the treatment of Mormon gays by their church: Spencer Kimball’s attitudes about sexuality, unfortunately, can only be characterized as superstition. In the Mormon case, superstition is intertwined with claims to personal revelation. The latter is defined such that the superstition cannot be legitimately questioned […]

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