Without getting into the weeds of heavy theology, sin is an offense against the love of God, Who has established eternal law to govern all of existence. Incidentally, eternal law defines what is in conformity with human nature and what is not. Therefore, a sin, while an act against God and eternal law, can also be seen as an act against our own human nature. There are a few...
You couldn’t tell by my posts, but I like to debate politics. Many of my debates center on the concept of liberty, usually with an emphasis the degree of governmental involvement in social issues. One major argument I often hear in the defense of freedom and liberty is how the government shouldn’t legislate morality. It seems a number of people would like to be able to do...
Meet Hiroo Onoda. Lt. Onoda was a commando in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II and, in 1944, was stationed on an island in the Philippines…
Years ago, I sat in an audience and listened to a young man speaking about the need to live a faithful and moral life in the midst of an opposing world. Honestly, my memory has reduced the entire talk to the single statement, “At the end of the world, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more people in Hell than in Heaven.”
(The economist plays theologian again; get the laugh track ready)
I am aware of the notion of usury, and that its moral character has been debated. My own opinion is that interest rates are simply prices that equate the demand and supply of loanable funds: Bob has extra cash that he doesn’t need but would like to see its value appreciate (much like his IRA, his house, or his classic car),...