On Libertarianism an...

Libertarianism is a powerful movement with great potential.  But it, like so many other things, is subject to certain dangers.  This post would warn libertarians to avoid falling into the same false concepts and ideas into which relativism, moderation, and neutrality have fallen. A fallen...

Hippolytus and the Marriage Debate Sep27

Hippolytus and the M...

The ancient Greek play Hippolytus contains some interesting parallels to the modern gay marriage movement.  These parallels reside not only in the characters of the play but also in the similar social dynamics, allowing for a considerable amount of perspective not only on the personalities...

A man walks into a bar…. Sep25

A man walks into a b...

A man walks into a bar… Man:  (Sits on a bar stool) (To the bartender) Get me a beer! (Bartender brings a beer, and man starts drinking) Stool:  Eh hem, May I ask you a question? Man:  (Looking around the room) Who is that? Stool:  Its me, your stool.  (The voice clearly coming from...

Gay Marriage in Scientific Terms Sep16

Gay Marriage in Scie...

In previous articles I have pointed out through prose and poetry the very real and largely ignored differences between the two institutions of traditional and gay marriage.  I have expressed my frustration at how the courts of this nation are so distracted by the emotional aspects of the...

On Justice, Equality...

Why Talk About Justice? If everything was always just, no doubt we would take it for granted and hardly ever speak of it.  But we speak of justice because we perceive injustice all around us, and because we want to reason together and unite in our attempt to deal with it.  We hope to build...

As the Sun and the Moon Differ Jul12

As the Sun and the Moon Differ

Let us consider for a moment That lifeless rock that orbits this planet, Whose presence is made known, And whose glory is shown, Only in its reflection of the Sun. Let us endow the lifeless moon with life, And see what Man should think if Its first declaration were a petition For a redress of grievances; namely, that the Moon is accorded too little affection. Says the moon “Are not all heavenly bodies created equally? Then why should the Sun have any more veneration than me?”   And the people of the Earth reply: “Is it not the Sun that gives life to all of us here below? Is it not the light of the Sun that reveals you,...

Traditional Marriage is Exceptional Apr10

Traditional Marriage is Exceptional

Is Gay Marriage a “substantial equivalent” to Traditional Marriage?  If two things are to be given the same name and social status, they should be substantially equal, and I am not convinced that gay marriage is substantially equal to Traditional Marriage.   In order to redefine marriage to include gay marriage, society must give up so much of what the term originally embraced that Traditional Marriage as a concept, it seems to me, must inevitably suffer from the lack of the distinction.  Also, the libertarian approach of redefining marriage as a simple contract between two persons has a similar effect of stripping the...