Agency is not only a gift, but a commandment to act. Some forces such as hunger can work to our benefit because they motivate us. Other forces, though appearing generous and fair, hinder us by eliminating incentives.
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Is it absolutely true that there is no absolute truth? Think about that question for a moment. A 2016 Barma poll found two-thirds of Americans answer yes to this question. The irony is that saying yes is stating an absolute truth! So, how do we make sense of a world where everything is relative?
Over the next several years, the noble sentiments and ideas that gave birth to the United States will either be repudiated or reaffirmed. The fateful choice before us will result either in the death of a grand hope or a recommitment to an extraordinary political experiment whose full flowering we have yet to realize.
The “Poly-Parent Households are Coming,” a recent OpEd from the New York Times tells us. The article’s author, Debora Spar, correctly identifies the underlying causes of the massive shift in our concept of the family of which “marriage equality” and reproductive technologies feature prominently. Technologies such as IVG - in vitro gametogenesis.
To facilitate equal distribution and prevent excess accumulation of wealth, socialist governments impose increasingly higher taxes and aggressive regulations. Such control undermines individual initiative, discourages effort, and violates agency’s requirement that we act.
A few months ago, I began noticing a disturbing trend online. I began seeing posts and comments that went something like this: No real/true/faithful member of the church could vote for ____________. The things I saw mentioned were not general gospel principles like forgiveness and chastity, but narrow and specific partisan stances. Here's the problem with that attitude.