Category Archives: Ethics

Community is what we make it.

If there is one question that stands out since I started publicly identifying as atheist, this has to be it: “What about the community?”. Church binds us together, it ensures that no-one is passed over or falls through the cracks. … Continue reading

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Papal Resignation

There has been some coverage of Benedict’s resignation suggesting that the controversy surrounding his tenure has been due to his adherence to traditional Church teachings. While I certainly would see his record in that regard as grounds for resignation, that’s … Continue reading

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A+

Growing up, I was exposed to very few atheists. Most of the atheists I was exposed to were either poor role models or sufficiently ambiguous that you wouldn’t guess they were atheists unless you were really looking. I’m not certain … Continue reading

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Not helping

There is not alot to say about this. It is flat out wrong, and stupid to boot. I mention it only for two reasons. First, because it deserves unequivocal condemnation and because friendly fire is the most important (and effective) … Continue reading

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The Divergent Effects of Heaven and Hell

One of the earliest lessons that I learned about religion that didn’t come from religion was that you can’t trust a priest. This is not to say that there are no priests who deserve trust; I mean it rather in … Continue reading

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Black Knight

White Knighting, when someone in a privileged position rushes in (without permission) to rescue someone in a situation that the rescuer does not understand, is a complicated thing. There is a fine line to walk between failing to stick up … Continue reading

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Shame

It is also because Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless … Continue reading

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