Philosophy

Value And Inalienable Rights

Value. n. To rate according to relative estimate of worth or desirability. What is your value and who determines it? I believe our value is twofold: internal and in the eye of the beholder. For a Christian, it is God who determines our value and he is the beholder and establisher of all that we…

Hard Questions, Difficult Answers

Some of the best articles I have ever read on world affairs, political philosophy, and the current war on terror have been at the Belmont Club. Today Wretchard’s Oh Say Can You See posting examines the difference between Democratic and Republican approaches to Jefferson’s democratic ideal, using a New York Time article by Michael Ignatieff…

Tough Day

I find it hard to believe how much the Terri Shiavo case has affected me and how upset the inexorable grinding of our dysfunctional legal system has made me. A simple reading of the evidence says something is very remiss here and I don’t believe what I see is the wishful thinking of a close-minded…

Lent: Day Thirty

Today has been a strange but good day. I didn’t get everything I wanted to done and I got drawn into a discussion with Jeremy Pierce of Parableman about The Moral Value of Meanings of Words. Our discussion focused down to love and the Greek words used in the New Testament (agapao/agape, philios, sturge –…

Freedom

Yesterday, Adrian Warnock addressed the nature of freedom in discussing the current political leadership in the West along with the policies in the war on terror and toward the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Iraq. The spread of “freedom” has become a panacea for the world’s ills, but in order to…