Morals as a Tool for Ideologues

By: Sunday December 23, 2012 11:00 am

The problem is that the demands of conservatives are out of control. They utterly reject the power of the mind to reason to a plausible understanding of moral values and their application to complex circumstances. Conservatives only use reason to extend by remorseless logic the demands of their primal moral feelings. They do not see that their views, when pushed to their logical limits, are incoherent.

The Newtown murders are a perfect demonstration of that incoherence.

The Enlightenment in the US Faces Slow Demise

By: Sunday August 14, 2011 10:37 am

The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 led Enlightenment thinkers to reject the idea that natural disasters have a moral dimension, representing punishment for personal moral failings. Rick Perry leads the charge of the hordes who reject that idea.

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