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Moral Absolutism

The Feinstein Torture Report

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We can't pretend it wasn't torture anymore, because the facts weren't swept under a historical rug this time.

What's With The Need For Black-And-White Thinking?

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Why do we have the need to see things in stark terms of "black and white" or "right and wrong"? Is there a "right" and a "wrong" way to look at everything? What about sexuality and gender identity?

Memo To Catholic Conservatives: Two Great Saints Stand Behind the Pope's Statement On Condoms

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
James Heffernan

When conservative Catholics idolize the golden calf of moral absolutism, they forsake the teachings of the saints.

Change? Whatever. Relativism and the Moral Cowardice of Democratic Politicians

Stephen Ducat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

We can understand the mind set underlying the timidity and fecklessness of Democratic politicians by shining a light on their implicit, largely unconscious but powerfully disabling world view.

Searching for Answers in the Shadow of George Tiller's Murder

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Some people know he did the right thing. What I'm not sure of is where that line is, between utter certitude in your beliefs and the willingness to kill for them. On Sunday, it got a lot blurrier.