It’s another Friday, and it’s another week of the overflowing refrigerator of bookmarks. First, a couple of cartoons — life is short, eat desert first.
Can the state remain completely neutral in the discussion between religion and irreligion? In other words, can you remove morality from legislation? The first problem we should note is that this is a false dichotomy — for atheism is a religion just as much as any other belief system. The second problem is the nude beach problem, as outlined at The Public Discourse.
Those who work hard to getting us all to fritter our time away on social media are working hard to keep their children from… frittering away all their time on social media. I wonder why that might be? Perhaps its because they know how social media affects the mind of their children. Or perhaps its because they know that the media at large (and hence the culture at large) lies to our children about the value of hard work. Or perhaps its because they know what they do with the data they, themselves, collect and sell.
Wonder what the effect of third party payment is on the cost of health care? In the primary medical market, other people decide what will be paid for in terms of care. In the cosmetic surgery market, the patient does. This chart explains the difference.
If you invite someone to dinner who claims to have no respect for moral values, hide the silver. If you invite someone to a parade who claims to have to absolute moral standards, don’t expect to be treated any better. Did you expect a progressive to actually follow a promise made, when progressives loudly proclaim that morality is old fashioned and counter-evolutionary in every venue they can.