Monday, July 23, 2018

Culture war stuff

(for later reading/listening)

Mona Charon's new book on the errors of radical feminism:

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From Virtueonline: Historian Tom Holland compares the ethics of the ancient world and notes how things have changed:

Today, even as belief in God fades across the West, the countries that were once collectively known as Christendom continue to bear the stamp of the two-millennia-old revolution that Christianity represents. It is the principal reason why, by and large, most of us who live in post-Christian societies still take for granted that it is nobler to suffer than to inflict suffering. It is why we generally assume that every human life is of equal value. In my morals and ethics, I have learned to accept that I am not Greek or Roman at all, but thoroughly and proudly today....
well, give them time because in a world where a person who insists infanticide of the imperfect and other bioethicists think that children under age 2 or those with mental challenges are not fully human and have no rights, and where the UN and one of the major parties in the USA celebrate abortion as wonderful (not as a last resort for vulnerable women without a partner or family to help them, but as something wonderful to be celebrated), I suspect unless things change, that soon things will go back to the "good old days" where the darwinian struggle means that the strong can kill the weak.


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