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<li>scripture (homiletic reflections)
<li>philosophy (metaphysics or epistemology)
<li>morality
<li>psychology
<li>spiritual development
<li>science or mathematics
<li>technology
<li>medicine
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Swimming the Rapids

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Argument:
I will be standing there in front of you on the rock in Horeb.
Strike the rock, and the water will flow from it for the people to drink. [Ex 17:6]

Once more he measured off a thousand,
but there was now a river through which I could not wade;
for the water had risen so high
it had become a river that could not be crossed except by swimming. [Ez 47:5]

Master of Creation

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Master of Creation

Let there be light!

  He is the Master of the urim and thummim, and Moses' curious bush;
  Master of Einstein's dice, and the fate of Schroedinger's cat.
  He is the Master of past, present and future,
     who sees all, knows all and touches all.
  He who illumines the tiniest barbule of the tiniest wren,
     and who invented the mathematics of reality,
     can also find the Lorenzian butterfly's optimal control point
  and turn the storms of history toward a golden path.

Pornography is a public health crisis, but it is a symptom of a larger malais.

Michael Cook, writing at MercatorNet, makes excellent points in "Is pornography a public health crisis?". Clearly we do not live in a "Theology of the Body" informed culture. This article touches on the impact of pornography on marriage, parenting and the desensitization of the normal aversion to violence and exploitation.

On putative moral partisanship

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What separates the partisan moral philosopher from the non-partisan is that the latter believe no particular group of people has a greater claim to merit self-indulgence or to be especially indulged by society. What separates partisan moral philosophers from each other is the group they have decided most deserves to be indulged by the rest of society.

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