Atheism · Religion

The Last Superstition: A Grab-Bag of Objections

Chapter 5: Universal acid Here Feser continues his earlier theme, listing more alleged problems caused by modernism. This is a grab-bag of philosophical problems, and while a lot of them are interesting in and of themselves, for the most part they have little or nothing to do with atheism — New or otherwise — and… Continue reading The Last Superstition: A Grab-Bag of Objections

Atheism · Religion

The Last Superstition: No Kinky Sex!

Chapter 4: Natural law We now get to the section on “natural law” morality, which Feser begins by telling us that New Atheists and secularists hate “traditional morality”, by which he means homophobia, and insinuates that Richard Dawkins is, if not a pedophile, then at least an apologist for pedophilia. He starts by going back… Continue reading The Last Superstition: No Kinky Sex!

Atheism · Religion

The Last Superstition: Black and White Morality

Chapter 4: Reference: My ass, personal communication For the most part, Feser’s opinions are private, harmless affairs: whether he thinks that all things have final causes, or only some; or whether he thinks things have “essences” “neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg”, as a famous person once said. But then he uses these opinions… Continue reading The Last Superstition: Black and White Morality

FFS · Religion

The Blaze: Does the Bible Really Condone Stoning?

A while back, but you’ll forgive me for not posting this earlier because I’m lazy, the Glennbeckistan Times posted an article with the provocative title, Fact Check: Does the Bible Really Condone Stoning?. Spoiler alert: Theologian R.P. Nettelhorst added that capital punishment is seen in the Bible for a variety of offenses: Murder, adultery, rape,… Continue reading The Blaze: Does the Bible Really Condone Stoning?

Things I've Learned

Why Is Universalizability a Good Thing?

Back in 2010, Greta Christina wrote about liberal and conservative moral systems. At the core was a set of studies showing that while everyone shares the same core values — fairness, minimizing harm, authority, purity, loyalty, and a few others — that liberals and conservatives prioritize these values differently: liberals tend to put a higher… Continue reading Why Is Universalizability a Good Thing?