The Hypocrisy Of Many Against Gay Relationships

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Illinois state senator, Ricky Hendon.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    Very refreshingly honest. I marvel at how a few people of principle can stomach having to work with the demagogues, cowards and hypocrites that they have to call their colleagues. I just don’t know how they can do it.

  • mikespeir

    I’m afraid my first reaction was a negative one. I’m assuming what’s being argued for is gay marriage in Illinois? If so, very good. And people need to be called on their hypocrisy. But Hendon is as much as saying, “Because you’re hypocrites you’ve forfeited your right to vote against what might violate your principles.” The proper response of the hypocrite is not to do yet something else he considers wrong because, oh well, he’s tripped and tumbled from the moral high ground to something lower; it’s to quit being a hypocrite. The argument needs to be made that gay marriage is not in fact wrong, not that the senators are morally bound by their past indiscretions to commit more of them.

  • http://www.warezmania.info/member.php?48201-wrohewatiella Cornelius Markwell

    Great blog!


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