Scrapping abortion rights got the headlines. But don’t ignore the Court’s assault on gun regulations and the separation of church and state.
A great short essay by the conservative David Frum (George W. Bush’s speechwriter) in the Atlantic is “Roe is the New Prohibition.”
For a great analysis of recent Supreme Court rulings on abortion, guns, and public funding of Christian schools see Doug Mudar Ph.D. – “Three Supreme Court decisions with long-term consequences”
In “The Meaning and Value of Life” (1967) Paul Edwards (to whom we have already been introduced) notes that many religious thinkers argue that life cannot have meaning unless our lives are part of a divine plan and that at least some humans achieve eternal bliss. Continue reading Paul Edward, “The Meaning and Value in Life”
The USA now joins a list of countries that includes: Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Kiribati, Libya, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syria, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Continue reading Breaking news – Illegal for women to end unwanted pregnancy – Religious fanaticism prevails!
E.D. Klemke (1926-2000) taught for more than twenty years at Iowa State University. He was a prolific editor and one of his best known collections is The Meaning of Life: A Reader, first published in 1981. The following summary is of his 1981 essay: “Living Without Appeal: An Affirmative Philosophy of Life.” I find it one of the most profound pieces in the literature. Continue reading Klemke “Living Without Appeal”
A portrait of Emily Brontë made by her brother, Branwell Brontë
Emily Jane Brontë (1818 – 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature Continue reading Emily Brontë’s Poem “Life”