Posts Tagged by social justice
|March 11, 2010||Posted by Anthony under apologetics, Blog, Christianity and Culture, General, human rights, morality, Secular Humanism|
In my last entry I felt compelled to clarify that I was married- and that, to a woman, and not a pillow.
I felt this need because of this article I just read talking about a guy in Korea marrying… well, a pillow.
Far be it from me to prohibit anyone from living out the rest of their lives in a committed, monogamous relationship. But I do have some questions.
Q. Does the pillow consent? If consent is no longer one of the important elements constituting real ‘marriage’ where does it end? Will people be marrying shoes next? If shoes, why not toddlers? [More...]
Q. Obviously, with all of the kids needing loving parents these days it would be abhorrent to not allow this loving couple to adopt children. But I am curious to know… if the guy dies, does custody revert to the pillow? Who gets his assets?
|July 23, 2009||Posted by Anthony under Blog, Christianity and Culture, human rights, politics, Secular Humanism|
The truth is that it is a very small thing to say that if our hypothetical family wanted a parent to stay home with the kids they could easily do so if so much wasn’t being automatically withdrawn from their paycheck. In reality, if we looked at how much governmental interference was costing the family at every level of its existence… fuel taxes, cell phone taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, etc, etc, etc, we may find that the actual tax burden is beyond stifling.
I said at the beginning that there is a proper place for government and there certainly is a proper time and mechanism for taxation. However, it is important that we understand the actual impact and consequences of government and taxation and alert ourselves to the very real possibility that tyranny, actual outright tyranny, can be foisted upon a society- indeed, is already upon us- with that society’s ‘consent’ and without even their knowledge.
But now you know. Now what are you going to do?