October 27, 2003

Hardest Working Folks in Blogdom?

A few weeks ago George Will discussed gay marriage with a liberal pundit. Will asked what principle would allow gay marriage and not bigamy. The liberal commentator just shrugged and said we draw lines all the time, what's one more?

Those who believe in a Creator attribute to him consistency in moral judgments and it remains for us to discover those judgments (where there is doubt) rather than to just despair of finding them. There are underlying principles.

I believe, for example, that the RCC is the most consistent on issues of sexual morality than any group excepting those who believe in no morality. Is the view perfectly clear? No, but the clearest among the alternatives.

All of this is prelude to giving kudos to Tom of Disputations and his merry band of commenters who are doing some really heavy lifting at St. Blog's in attempting to discern the moral framework behind the Terri Schiavo case, and for that they should be commended.

My pastor once said that "if you understand the principles, you can do a lot less reading", which is to say that if we can figure out the principles concerning end of life issues we won't have to study so much.

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