Monday, April 6, 2009

Secular Liberalism as Consensus

Recently, I got into a lengthy blog debate with liberal secularist writer Damon Linker on the topic of same-sex marriage. It ended, as these things always do, with mutual frustration. Linker decided that I, a traditionalist conservative, believe gay marriage should be illegal because ... I believe it should be illegal. And I reached the same conclusion about his support of same-sex marriage.

To Linker, my argument looks like faith-based special pleading. Likewise, his rationale struck me as little more than emotivism - the idea that something is true because it feels right.

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Note: I hope to get back to blogging sometime soon. I've been so demolished with school work that I've not had time to do anything else recently.


35 comments:

  1. Happy birthday man, stop by SMRT sometime if you feel like it.

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  2. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.............................................

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  3. 沒有一件事情是好的或壞的,是想法改變了一切。 ..................................................

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  4. 教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考............................................................

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  5. 世間事沒有一樣沒有困難,只要有信心去做,至少可以做出一些成績。..................................................

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  6. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.............................................................

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  7. 真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。.................................................

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