Tag Archives: morality

Heathen's Progress

Heathen’s Progress: Julian Baggini on Atheism & Nihilism

I just finished writing a post over at A Borrowed Flame about John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, so it's apt that I write here about Julian Baggini's refreshlingly honest piece about contemporary Atheism in the Guardian which is part of his series entitled ...

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The logic of infanticide

The Journal for Medical Ethics has caused quite a stir by publishing an article by Giubilini and Minerva which argues for the validity of infanticide (or "after birth abortion" as they try to euphemise it). I actually had a recent discussion on ...

Was Jesus a good moral teacher?

The Friendly Atheist (who is currently taking questions from Christians)  has a post highlighting a short film entitled "Madman, or something worse". It claims to look at the common view of Jesus as a good moral teacher, or more specifically, ...

Some good comments on the ACL and “Rip & Roll”

I wrote a few words yesterday about the need for more 'golden rule' on both sides, but I just want to highlight some good commentry. Nathan, who understands the media from the inside, has an excellent post on the issue: How can ...

“Universal principles” and justice

Like many people, I have been reading a number of responses to the death of Osama Bin Laden. There is much talk of justice, and some of it seemed to back up a point I tried to make recently.  Whether ...

Does disagreement about morality mean it is subjective?

It's often claimed that because different groups or societies have different views on the morality of certain things, then morality cannot be objective, but is thus subjective. But this argument tends to fall down when we see one group claim ...

Things Findo Found – 11.02.11

It's been a while since I did one of these, so some of these might be a bit 'out of date' but interesting non-the-less: Moral Schizophrenia - Foetal Surgery and Abortion If Evolution is obviously wrong then why... The Christ Files: Why Historical Questions ...

The problem of evil, naturally.

I've written in the past about the problems of evil and suffering, noting in particular that it's an emotional problem / argument rather than a logical disproof of God ( see also here and here). I recognise that it is ...