Let’s assume gay marriages were really worse, ctd… [Blogathon 6/12]

This post is number six of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here.  Ah, but in my pleasure in quoting Waugh to make a mathematical point in the last Blogathon post, I skipped answering the actual question the commenters had asked. "If the marginal impact o … [Read more...]

Let’s assume gay marriages were really worse… [Blogathon 5/12]

This post is number five of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here. This point came up a couple of times during the thread, so there's not any specific comment I want to link back to. Some of the Christians wanted to know if gay marriages actually turned out to be … [Read more...]

It’s Teleology All the Way Down (Blogathon 4/12)

This post is number four of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here.And now to disagree with someone who's technically on my side (kind of). Smrda wrote: I find utilitarian ethics perfectly satisfying – if an action doesn’t produce a victim, then it isn’t wrong. If a relati … [Read more...]

“We know where great sex is; we don’t know where great sex isn’t” [Blogathon 3/12]

This post is number three of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here. I've done two posts of comments I disagreed with.   Now here's one from Jerry I quite liked. To paraphrase (butcher?) a common phrase: we know where great sex is; we don’t know where great sex is … [Read more...]

“The rumba is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire” [Blogathon 2/12]

This post is number two of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here.At some point in the long discussion of homosexuality, I asked why the Catholic church puts erotic same sex relationships and acts in the same category as erotic male-female acts in the first place.  I wa … [Read more...]

This is why ‘Pragmatism’ isn’t an ethical system [Blogathon 1/12]

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This post is number one of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious). Nolan wrote: An objection I've heard often relates to health. Critics will point to health disparities between gay and straight people (higher depression, suicides, std’s among gay people), and say thi … [Read more...]

Why would Christians support the Secular Student Alliance?

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Tomorrow, I'm going to be participating in the Blogathon for Secular Student Alliance Week. This means that you're going to get twelve posts from me -one every hour from 9am to 9pm. (Yikes).They're all going to be short responses or reflections prompted by your comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread, which has reached a terrifying one hundred and fifty comments. I really appreciated everyone offering their thoughts/reading recommendations, but the thread … [Read more...]


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