Converting to Islam

Convert to Islam. What does it mean? We are told that Islam is a religion of peace and those who terrorize in the name of Islam are not Muslims. They are radicalized youth.  They are poor, uneducated, unemployed.  No. That is not true. Whatever else they might be,...

The Right to Die and to Kill

  Joseph Fletcher wrote in The Ethics of Genetic Control 1988, “The world no longer needs all the individuals we are capable of bringing into it—especially those who are unable to compete and are an unhappy burden to others. If the size of our families must be...

A Question of Evil

We do not see that the evil committed by sins of omission is no less than the evil of sins of commission. Apropos of no particular reason, I decided to write about evil. Not that it’s difficult to find. No deep-throat type of investigation. But, from whence does...

For the love of a Dog

This is the story of Lady Freckles. My youngest child, a daughter, had been asking for a dog forever. Both she and her older sister had asthma and allergies, so a dog was not a good idea. When she turned thirteen and still asked, we agreed. Off we went to the breeder....