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Archive for April, 2007

Monday April 30, 2007

Monday, April 30th, 2007

From Andrew Sullivan, via Ozarque’s Religion and Language Newsletter: “Traditional morality, in D’Souza’s view, ‘is based on the notion that there is a moral order in the universe, which establishes an enduring standard of right and wrong. …’ Liberal morality, by contrast, consists first of all in the right of the individual to choose for […]

Monday April 30, 2007

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Yesterday I worked with the kids on their song, discussed materialism with my Sunday School class (they’re for it, by and large), assured the director that I would not be playing at the bell choir festival this Saturday (he was probably wondering how he could stop me without being unkind), fed my family, cleaned my […]

Sunday April 29, 2007

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Usually at this time of year, my garden is lovely, filled with flowers and lush foliage. The odd weather means that instead I have this puny effect. Partygirl dropped by and commiserated, thought it is worse for her, since her house is on next week’s garden tour. She leafed through a couple of decorating books […]

Saturday April 28, 2007

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

In case you don’t read the comments, let me repeat some interesting stuff here. Canadian National said, “My opinion comes from a base of “whose morality, then, would we accept?”  It doesn’t sit right with me that one code of morality is *the code* of morality.”    I would say that we could only hold […]

Moral Absolutism vs. Moral Relativism

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Canadian National has brought up some points about good and evil. I haven’t written about good and evil for a while, so I’m thinking we need a bit of a recap. Popular positions on good and evil include the following: Moral Absolutism: there is an objective standard of right and wrong, which we merely discover, […]

Thursday April 26, 2007

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

I am taking a lunch break, and decided to write about some important revelations I had this morning. I have to begin with a dull story. Now, this is my diary, I am not under contract to be scintillating, and I should perhaps not feel that I have to be apologetic for being boring. However, […]

Thursday April 26, 2007

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

I leapt out of bed this morning and rushed right to the computer to write things for pay, and now — taking a tea break for a minute here — I have nothing left to say. And more writing for pay to do. I’ll just mention that I am astonishingly bad at bell ringing. I […]

Wednesday April 25, 2007

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

 Lostarts alerted us to a book that Crazy Aunt Purl has coming out in the fall. I’m going to read it. I love Crazy Aunt Purl, as who among us does not. But the Amazon description does give the impression that it will be sort of a knitting book, when I think we all know […]

Tuesday April 24, 2007

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Here is Marji’s lovely SWAP, and here are all the contest entrants for 2007. They all did wonderful things. I am hurrying to get off on school visits — #1 son has a dental appointment and I have to take #2 son to school on my way, so I have an earlier deadline than usual. […]

Monday April 23, 2007

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

“It’s been a tough year so far,” #2 son remarked the other day, a propos of nothing. I looked inquiring, but he said that was all, he just had thought about that fact. In some ways, he’s right. January was a pretty optimistic month, except for my husband’s decision to purchase a car, also known […]

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