Tag: Peter Singer
Perhaps the most influential public intellectual of the current world. His book Animal Liberation helped build America’s animal rights movement and his work more broadly helped create an effective altruism movement.
He's a philosopher who eats no meat or dairy and thinks we're no better than animals. In fact, he thinks a chimp has more right to exist than a person, and that killing babies can be justified. He is hated and feared for daring to challenge the sanctity of human life.
While some may say he is the Nazi of the modern world. A reincarnation of Hitler's deputy Martin Bormann, a philosophical hypocrite, and an enemy of civilization. He even wants to get rid of the Ten Commandments.
Singer's philosophy appears to provide an easy calculus to the determination of right from wrong. To live an ethical life. But up close, its inhumaneness, its leveling of our own moral status with that of other creatures, and denial of the special intimate relations we have with other particular humans, cannot guide us through the journey of human life. Peter Singer, latter-day prophet, significant vegan, philosophical sage and preference utilitarian, is locked in the same moral muddle as the rest of us, and it's just not manifested to himself just yet.
Over Easter, I posted this to Facebook:
Today is humanity’s annual reminder that the case fatality rate for life is 100%. By all and any various means, each of us will die, and no mitigation measure or scientific breakthrough will allow any of us to escape this result. There is, however, a whisper of a ‘cure,’ a rumor, if you will, of a Doctor who licked Death, and now offers his own antibodies to those who seek Him. This is your annual reminder that many who seek claim they have found and now feel they have Good reason to Hope. … continue reading...
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October 9, 2012
On October 4th, UW-L English professor Bradley Butterfield had his guest view defending abortion in the name of ‘Women’s Rights’ and it was clear to me that this was really just a cover for his real agenda, which is population control. I don’t know him well enough to know if he is even aware of his real agenda or not. Anyway, here is his column. [archived]
Today, the La Crosse Tribune posted my response, which I have pasted below in its original format. (The Trib edited it somewhat. Not too badly, but some of my phraseology was intentional). … continue reading...
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March 1, 2012
HT Gene Edward Veith and the Blaze
Just a few weeks ago, The Journal of Medical Ethics published an article titled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?”
In it, the authors Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that the same arguments that justify abortion of the fetus on demand likewise apply to the newly born. Here is the abstract:
Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the … continue reading...
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January 11, 2011
This weekend at church my pastor was sharing his experiences counseling people who were on their death bed. I thought of all the pastors and spiritual counselors throughout the country, and world, throughout time, who have been face to face with death, the dying, and those left behind. Then I thought about some of the recent posts (and comments) on my blog. In one place, an atheist dismissed apologetics organizations because they only serve to advance ‘their narrow, self-interested, point of view.’ However, this came after I pointed out that it has become increasingly clear just how important addressing the … continue reading...
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March 29, 2009
Every now and then I read something that really get on my nerves even though nothing any more surprises me. Recently I came across a man named Jacob M. Appel and his stomach turning positions. Now, as I mentioned, it doesn’t really surprise me. However, I think it may be a surprise to some folks… I here think of some atheist friends who laugh away my assertions that there are certain aspects of atheism and secular humanism that logically, if not inevitably, degenerate into certain positions and attitudes. However, I am also thinking of some fellow Christians who think you … continue reading...