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Jaffe Memo Part 10, Religious principles that secularists have and why it matters

I have now spilled much ink contending for the proposition that religion and politics must mix, using the Jaffe memo as my leaping off point.  On the face of it, such a proposition would fly in the face of the notion of a ‘separation between church and state.’  However, it is important to note that in the last two parts many of the examples are in contexts well beyond the confines of the United States.  Even on the secular understanding of that ‘separation,’ it applies only within the US.  Some of the worst trends are seen at the United Nations.  … continue reading...

DOH, one last reply on Watson and the Professor

He posted another reply and I’m not going to respond to it in full.  I saw this nonsense, though:

if he weren’t so motivated to spread the slanderous insinuation that non-Christians have no ethics.

This shows, I think, that the Doc isn’t really reading my entries because I am not arguing that non-Christians have no ethics.  Indeed, the sillyness of such an accusation is exposed by remembering that I advocate that there is an objective morality.  That would mean that everyone does have ethics.  The question is… can atheism explain why people do have ethics, and why the ethics are … continue reading...

Final Reply to Herr Professor on Racism

 Herr Professor has issued yet another response in our saga of talking to each other without actually talking to each other.  This will be my final comments, unless the Professor in seeking the last word says something truly outrageous.

There are only a couple of points that are worth addressing.

In the first place, he thinks he still has got the upper hand in his view that I am siding with Watson’s allegedly racist remarks.  I am glad he returned to the original article, as it is a fine corrective to his accusations.  He gives several quotes which he … continue reading...