War films have a habit of breaking through our moral apathy and cynicism by bringing us face to face with the darkest parts of history that people have lived through, and how good men answer the evil they confront. The recent Vietnam war film The Last Full Measure is no exception. It tells the true [...]
TRANSCRIPT Based on a meme I saw today, you probably don’t want actress Jameela Jamil as a landlord. The meme includes a picture of The Good Place star lounging backward in a white pant suit with the words. “The Choice is the Landlord’s, not the tenant’s, not the Neighbor’s. Your Uterus. Your Choice.” Jamil has [...]
There are two problems to address with this argument: A moral one, and an empirical one. The moral problem is obvious. It is wrong to intentionally kill innocent human beings to benefit others.
A long time ago, I attended a lecture about legacy from a gentleman at a planned giving function. The speaker asked everyone in the room to stand up. Then he said, “Remain standing if you remember the first middle and last names of both of your parents.” No one sat down. He continued, “Now, remain [...]
Two days ago, I read Caitlin Flanagan’s piece at The Atlantic, The Dishonesty of the Abortion Debate. My immediate response was to write and record a Merely Human Moment (See those here) short podcast quickly addressing a couple of points. Then I held up. Flanagan’s article is well written. It plays some familiar notes but [...]