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Sex-Selective Abortion: The Failed Autonomy of Modern Man

February 24, 2012

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From a guest blogger: The news that some private abortion clinics in Britain may be carrying out here the sex-selective abortions which are horrifyingly common in parts of Asia is no real surprise to us at Blog for All Seasons. In today’s society each person is seen as an autonomous individual who cannot make authoritative […]

Democracy, Morality and the Common Good

February 3, 2012

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From a guest blogger: A position commonly held by ‘reformers’ in various religious traditions in this country may be summarised roughly in the following lines: If the central authority of a religion is at odds with beliefs held by the majority of that its adherents, the former is duty-bound to reconsider and even to change […]

Chimps may be ‘97% Human’, but they’re 0% Homo Sapiens

January 30, 2012

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From a guest blogger: What is it that St. Peter’s Basilica, Climate Change, the Euro Crisis and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy have in common? I shall not keep you guessing. All four demonstrate that humans are not only special, but also without doubt the most special of creatures on Planet Earth. Consider for a moment […]

Violations of Conscience in ‘The Land of the Free’

January 23, 2012

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From a guest blogger: Not for the first time has ‘the land of the free’ been a hopelessly wrongheaded epithet with which to label the United States of America. Many developed western nations find themselves embarrassed by histories of racial subjugation and segregation and they are rightly sorry about these records. But slavery is not […]

A New Crusade for Marriage?

January 11, 2012

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The first working day of the New Year is known by divorce lawyers as ‘Divorce Day’ or ‘D Day’ due to the abnormally high number of people enquiring about a divorce. It is said that the prolonged amount of time that a married couple spend together over Christmas creates a great deal of strain, leading […]

Why Giving Death a Helping Hand is Never a Good Idea

January 9, 2012

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After the publishing of Lord Falconer’s Report on assisted suicide we here at Blog for All Seasons have collected together some of our older posts on the subject of life and death. While assisted suicide and euthanasia are often presented as distinct concepts we must always consider whether or not a human life qua life […]