It’s disingenuous to link the question of papal authority to the abuse scandal, which remains a problem of conduct, not of doctrine.
Hypocrisy, even that which stinks to the highest heaven, does not and cannot disprove truth.
The public mocking of Christian belief can understandably generate an impulse to retreat behind walls. We should resist this impulse and respond in wisdom and charity.
Every time we invoke diversity, we are necessarily implying a deeper unity. Maybe that deserves some celebration, too.
Science-based thinking is a valuable tool: it tells us what we can do. But it cannot say a word about what we ought to do.
It’s likely that most Americans have little recollection of where they were or what they were doing when they learned about Steve Scalise and the others who had been wounded. Why?
The solution to bad speech is not more speech when nobody agrees on the ground rules. We cannot have a marketplace of ideas without rules of engagement.
If it is accurate to call both conservative Paul Ryan and progressive Elizabeth Warren extremists, does that mean the right thing to do is to average out their ideological differences?
‘Preventing death’ and ‘ensuring welfare’ are two different things and thus correspond with different kinds of individual and social responsibilities.
The film’s egotistical celestial is exactly the sort of figure atheists condemn. Thankfully, whatever else the Christian God may be, he is not Ego.
While ‘total inclusion in the community’ may sound good as a fundamental moral principle, running it through the logic machine yields some problematic results.
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