In the last post we discussed just who in the abortion argument is forcing odd views of human value on whom. Pro-life claims enjoy at least two obvious advantages over views supporting abortion which dehumanize the embryo and fetus; they are more simple claims and more inclusive claims. Neither of these advantages is dependent [...]
Emailed question: Think about the life that a baby will most likely lead if born to a mother who was forced to carry the child to term because abortion was illegal. This mother wanted to kill the child, so isn't there a high likelihood that the unwanted child will suffer neglect and abuse at the hands of [...]
I don’t want to answer this as Jay Watts, the pro-life apologetics guy from Life Training Institute if that is ok. If you would grant me just a moment, I would like to answer this question as just Jay Watts a fellow Christian and brother in Christ.” She consented, and what follows is as best as I can remember what I said: “I understand how unnerving and scary this culture can be. How corrosive it can be to faith, and how the challenge of raising children toward Christ can feel overwhelming. As I listened to your question, I thought about how I would talk to my own children about this....
Things go bad fast. In his book Intellectuals, historian Paul Johnson offered a pejorative definition of intellectuals. He said a certain type of intellectual is a person who loves their ideas more than people.
We imagined, in a previous post, our hero woke up one morning having forgotten everything about human interactions. This isn’t a problem as long as our hero is alone, but we quickly discovered it is almost impossible to avoid crossing paths with other human beings. Every new interaction raises questions about the appropriate response. Add [...]