I would like to refer my readers to E.J. Dionne’s Washington Post oped today,
“A make-or-break moment for our democracy.” Dionne has long been considered one of the few bipartisan sages and honest men in Washington.
(The piece responds to the fanatics—the American Taliban—want to impose their religious beliefs on all of us . And by the way, there is no fetal heartbeat at 6 weeks because there is no heart at 6 weeks. A 6-week old embryo is about the size of a grain of sand.) Continue reading Must Christians Oppose Abortion?
In 1930 the historian and philosopher Will Durant—who was at that time a famous public intellectual—received a number of letters from persons declaring their intent to commit suicide. The letters asked him for reasons to go on living. In response Durant asked a number of luminaries for their views on the meaning of life, publishing those responses in his 1932 book, On the Meaning of Life. Continue reading Owen C. Middleton (convict 79206) and the Meaning of Life