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Catholic philosophers argue about whether the death penalty is intrinsically wrong.

Modern day corporate culture squashes free speech, and government helped encourage this culture.

Don’t know what to think about the Net Neutrality issue? Here’s everything you need to know on why it’s a terrible idea.

More justification for skepticism about the catastrophic effects of “climate change”.

You probably already knew this, because readers of our blog tend to be smart, but in case you didn’t, student evaluations of teaching (mostly) do not measure teaching effectiveness.

The famous study used to show implicit bias has been shown to not rise to the level of science.

What C.S. Lewis Can Teach us About the Pronoun Wars

AR-15

A former police officer, AR-15 (or “AR”) knows the difference between an assault rifle and home defense rifle. AR now fights with other weapons and demolishes arguments. He agrees that the pen is mightier than the sword, but he isn’t so stupid to bring a pen to a gunfight.

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  1. It takes a lot of gymnastics to argue the position that guy does about the death penalty from scripture. Not only that, but his scriptural case only, even if it works perfectly, would show that scripture doesn’t tell us what to think about it today; he doesn’t give us a positive case for abstaining from “killing” other than the claim that life is an intrinsic good. If by that he means it is good simpliciter, that is positively anti-scripture, since God brings death as punishment for sin in a variety of ways.

    In many ways, this is similar to the case that the religious left makes about homosexuality and scripture. They try to eliminate the scriptural sanctions against it, but that in itself isn’t a positive case for it. They have to rely on philosophy for that. Philosophy divorced from revelation is among the greatest of ills.

    In fact, I think the notion that life is an intrinsic good is the heart of liberal thought. A conservative ought to think that life is good only as far as one does good with it. In other words, living a good life is living a life as God intended it for us as individuals.

    If life is good to the extent these folks think it is, how can Jesus say, “It would be better for him to never have been born?”

    Being a Protestant, much of the discussion didn’t appeal to me greatly, but I thought I’d be charitable and give it a read. I’m with Feser on this conclusion. In fact, I’m far more liberal (pardon the irony) with applying capital punishment than most anyone is today.

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