Moral Judgment

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Supreme Court searches for way around gay marriage

WASHINGTON — In nearly two hours of arguments on Wednesday (March 27), the Supreme Court heard many of the expected … Continued

Pope Benedict resigns: The power of letting go

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation with grace and humility. He was heeding the call of conscience and recognizing his … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

Can Biden plan stem epidemic of gun violence in Chicago?

President Obama has unveiled the most sweeping proposal to curb gun violence in generations. Will this combination of executive orders … Continued

Glenn Beck, gay marriage advocate?

Is Glenn Beck a gay marriage advocate? Beck, a convert to Mormonism, weighed in on the Proposition 8 ruling on … Continued

The moral imperative to win

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Moral mayhem on high seas

Israel’s early morning commando raid on a Freedom Flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip has ignited a torrent of judgments. … Continued

Atheism and the silly goodness competition

The objection most frequently raised by defenders of faith to atheism and atheists is that there can be no morality … Continued

Moralism without morality

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen A recent post on this site raises some serious issues, and I think reveals a … Continued

A memo regarding the Christmas creche

Office of the White House Czar for Celebration and Jollification Alcibiades Antinous, Director RE: The White House Christmas Crèche Someone … Continued

What Is Justice for Lockerbie?

Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber last week so he could die at home in Libya. “Our beliefs dictate … Continued

Moral Idiocracy: Media Coverage Of Clinton In Africa

The U.S. government has just made an unprecedented top-level effort–one that fills me with pride–to weigh in on an international … Continued

What’s in Sotomayor’s Heart?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor have so far reminded me of … Continued

Justice is Color-Blind

No religion, gender or ethnicity disqualifies a person from becoming a Supreme Court justice, but how should a particular judge’s … Continued

Belief in God Essential for Moral Virtue?

A growing sector of world civilization is secular; that is, it emphasizes worldly rather than religious values. This is especially … Continued

Is Morality Driven by Faith?

Is morality driven by faith? Few things unite believers and atheists more firmly than the suggestion that moral judgments draw … Continued

Digging Deep to Make Peace

Tolstoy wrote that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. The same could be said about the ethnic … Continued

Politics: Where Truth Comes to Die

The United States has become a “liar society.” I regret to say that I think the electorate, and not the … Continued

Spitzer’s Compulsive Behavior and Ours

My first observation about the Eliot Spitzer affair is that compulsive sexual activity is a human disease like compulsive gambling … Continued

Religion, Heal Thyself First

Can religion cure the world’s biggest social problems?! Who are we kidding? The major challenge to religion, in this next … Continued