The word “conscience” literally means “knowing with.” The conscience “knows with” while standing apart from and outside normal self-dialog, overhearing a person’s deepest thoughts, and witnessing deeds despite attempts to limit self-disclosure.
A striking feature of the Terry Schiavo case has been the diminished compassion the nation now shows for the weak and the helpless. Could it be that increasingly radical calls for more and more extremist abortion policies have affected the national character?
The Island, directed by Michael Bay, is about a utopian society sealed-off from the rest of the world where participants live an idyllic life. Copyrighted image. Its use here in critical commentary qualifies as fair use under U.S. copyright law. Any other use may be a copyright infringement. The dark secret behind all the pleasantness […]
A Sep 4 article in the New York Times entitled, “On Moral Grounds, Some Judges Are Opting Out of Abortion Cases,” describes how judges are increasingly opting out of abortion-related questions based on their moral opposition to the practice. The Times, of course, decries the practice, worrying about the availability of abortion if more and […]