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Symposium — An anti-Christian barrage in the midst of the Middle Georgia Bible Belt? (With apology to Alexander Pope)

“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.”Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709 For the past several months an unexpectedly ongoing and curious religious debate has been raging on the Opinion pages of my local newspaper, …

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Religious morality in Western civilization — Part II: Secular man needing no religious guidance?

It has been argued that secular (non-religious) individuals and organizations display highly moral standards without belief in god or religion. Admittedly, this is true as far as organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders, but not necessarily true of the individuals who actually do the work, many of them are quiet or religious people operating with compassion …

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Religious morality in Western civilization — Part I: The twin pillars of the West

In the course and development of Western culture, the Judeo-Christian and the Graeco-Roman heritages became inextricably entwined becoming the twin pillars of Western civilization that have withstood the test of time. With the Hebrew experience, the Ten Commandments, the Old Testament, man was seen as having free will and having the capacity to do good …

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Dr. Miguel Faria responds to Mr. N.M. Cullinan’s letter in the Macon Telegraph

On Dismantling Christianity and the musings of Dr. Bill Cummings — False assumptions or deliberate misinterpretations? When discussing politics and religion, one can expect serious disagreements, especially when they are discussed together and when the writer expresses provocative arguments that go against the grain.[1] Nevertheless, Mr. Neil M. Cullinan’s letter contains so many errors, false …

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Religious morality (and secular humanism) in Western civilization as precursors to medical ethics: A historic perspective

Abstract — In discussing bioethics and the formulation of neuroethics, the question has arisen as to whether secular humanism should be the sole philosophical guiding light, to the exclusion of any discussion (or even mention) of religious morality, in professional medical ethics. In addition, the question has arisen as to whether freedom or censorship should …

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Is the Catholic Church and the Vatican popes responsible for pedophilia as well as female genital mutilation?

Recently, I had a conversation with my colleague Dr. Zrinzo, who you will remember conversed with me on the subject of “America’s gun culture.” The conversation in fact continued, and the subject of “female genital mutilation” (FGM) came up. This time Dr. Z blamed the three monotheistic religions, particularly the Catholic faith. I thought this …

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