Moral Contradictions

Friday, October 07, 2005

If you needed a reason...

...to know why I write this blog, you may glean some understanding after reading this article by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. titled "Faith-Based Hypocrisy".

One of my pet peeves is the selective use of religion to justify favorable goals, yet throw religion out of the window in regards to the torture issue, for instance, or any other host of "liberal" beliefs that jive with the Bible's teachings yet don't fit the conservative world view.

This particular peeve, unfortunately, frequently arises, providing even more fodder for this blog.

3 Comments:

  • Don't you find the partial-birth abortion silence on the left equally disturbing -- or the whole issue of supporting organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU by liberal Christians problematic?

    By Blogger D.R., at Monday, October 10, 2005 3:41:00 PM  

  • Yes; and yes and no - however, I'll be glad to answer that question in either A.) a post that deals with that or B.) an entry on your own blog.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Monday, October 10, 2005 4:06:00 PM  

  • I feel that my comment applies to this post because you suggest that conservatives use religion to justify certain actions, but don't hold liberals to the fire on issues like partial-birth abortion. It seems that in your opinion silence on torture is worse than any silence on an issue by liberals. I simply pointed out that both sides pick and choose.

    By Blogger D.R., at Wednesday, October 12, 2005 4:24:00 PM  

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