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Abortion, Souls, and the Atheist Conundrum

Fetus

In a recent post here, I asked, “Do You Need God to Know That Abortion is Wrong?” I was prompted by two things: on the one hand, a series of articles defending the idea that we can be moral without God; and on the other, articles like this one, suggesting that opposition to abortion can only be “because God.” Those two positions don't work together. As I explained in the post, The pro-life argument is simple: (1) human beings are alive from the moment of fertilization, and (2) it is morally wrong (and ought to be illegal) to intentionally kill innocent human beings. The first point is a scientific one. The second is... Read More

File-Plagiomnium

The Appropriate Reaction to a Physical Theory of Life

MIT physicist, Professor Jeremy England, has gotten quite a lot of media attention about his... Read More

Church

Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good?

Western civilization is greatly indebted to the Catholic Church. Modern historical studies—such... Read More

Embryo

What Gets Aborted?

In his recent article "Do You Need God to Know That Abortion is Wrong?", Joe Heschmeyer shares... Read More

Unborn

Do You Need God to Know That Abortion is Wrong?

The New Republic’s latest contribution to the abortion debate is remarkable, in that, despite... Read More

Avengers

“The Avengers” and Friedrich Nietzsche

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their colleagues in the Inklings wanted to write fiction that... Read More

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Science and Miracles

On June 20th, 2013, Giovanni Giudici, the Bishop of Pavia, pronounced the cure of Danila Castelli... Read More

HoldingHands

Marriage, Natural Law, and the Truth of Sexual Ethics

Gary Gutting is a Notre Dame philosophy professor who thinks that what counts about arguments... Read More

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Why Atheists Change Their Mind: 8 Common Factors

Conversions from atheism are often gradual and complex, no doubt. For many converts the road... Read More

Cannibals

Can Victims of Cannibals be Raised from the Dead?

Last summer I had the pleasure of writing my first article for Strange Notions, on the topic... Read More

Cosmos

Is there Life Elsewhere in the Cosmos?

The December Wall Street Journal editorial by Eric Metaxas, "Science Increasingly Makes the... Read More