Apparently, progressives in the U.S. and other industrialized countries were enthralled by the arguments in philosopher John Rawls' work, notably Theory of Justice and Political Liberalism. In particular, his idea of liberal neutrality has deeply influenced the post-modern notion of equality before the law (and all of the post-modern, activist jurisprudential abuses of the 14th Amendment's "equal protection" clause). In the new definition of equality before the law, all sources of value difference derived from natural law theory are scrubbed, the reason being, in the Rawls' argument, that no one should be permitted to argue for a set of rules on the basis of values they inherit from their original position. In practice, this means that Lizzy Borden, a compulsive ax murderer, has the same vote as Mother Teresa, a saint, in deciding the rules of society. It also means Rawls unwittingly became a "useful idiot" for post-modern population control and eugenicist elements of the progressive left. For the state to enforce liberal neutrality, those who espouse traditional values will need to be taken down a peg.
This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.