Killing our Future, Killing our Past
Jun16

Killing our Future, Killing our Past

Killing our Future, Killing our Past   The Final Solution Our ageing population is a sober comment on our collective unwillingness to put selfishness aside and welcome children into our midst. We need a huge, stable population in order to maintain our first-world i read more Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

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Peter Singer: The Utility of Euthanasia
May22

Peter Singer: The Utility of Euthanasia

Peter Singer: The Utility of Euthanasia   Below are some extracts  from Peter Singer’s book: ‘Practical Ethics’ on the topic of euthanasia, and a few points to be taken from each one.   Singer starts by stating that for euthanasia to be safely enacted, safeguards would need to exist, in order to protect people from being wrongfully killed. But he denies the effectiveness of such a safeguard in his next...

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The Death Penalty for the Disabled
May20

The Death Penalty for the Disabled

The Death Penalty for the Disabled Last night in Melbourne, Bobby Schindler and Bishop Peter Elliot spoke on the topics of euthanasia and “end-of-life care” for the elderly and disabled. Both speakers challenged the Church and the pro-life movement to broaden their view beyond abortion to see the whole range of threats to human life, from conception through to old age. Below are some highlights from Bobby Schindler’s...

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What Does It Mean to Have Intrinsic Worth?
May13

What Does It Mean to Have Intrinsic Worth?

What Does It Mean to Have Intrinsic Worth ? The Peter Singer Mini-Series: Part 2   Last week, I posted about Peter Singer’s justification of infanticide using excerpts from his book, Practical Ethics. Having spent some time reading his views lately, I’m starting to wonder whether he came up with this infanticide argument as a way of dealing with his own experience of abortion. Seeing as he is almost 70, it’s...

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