Monday, March 13, 2006

The Monday Tour 3/13/06

Bonnie at Intellectuelle links a "Round-up on Relationship" which taps into World Mag Blog

At her own blog, Off the Top, she answers the question "Why am I so fond of my goldfish?"
I am at a loss to say what it means, or what it comes from, that "Men's Rights Group Eyes Child Support Stay"; but Lexie's take on it in "Pro-Choice...Pre-S~x" at Lexical Light feels good to me.
"Here I Raise my Ebenezer" says Bryce at The Lion Rampant. Since I may be helping to plant a church - it caught my eye. It also is an interesting tale of closing doors and opening windows.
The Carnival of Beauty:
"The Beauty of Order" is up at Scribblings by Blair (HT: Just Marla)
There is a new Arabic language website being worked on in Baghdad - ( in Arabic) which focuses on classical liberalism/libertarian and is directed at policy makers in the Middle East

مصباح الحرية هي منظمة غير ربحية لا تتبع لأي حزب، وعملها تعليمي يسعى إلى طرح آراء الحرية في المجتمع لصانعي القرار، والمراقبين، ورجال الأعمال، والطلاب، ووسائل الإعلام في الشرق الأوسط. ومن أجل هذا الهدف سوف تنشر مصباح الحرية مقالات رأي، وتقارير خاصة بالسياسات، وترجمات لأعمال هامة.
مصباح الحرية هي مبادرة لمشروع جاك بيرن حول الحرية في الشرق الأوسط، حيث يهدف إلى نشر الأفكار المتعلقة بحريّة وكرامة الإنسان في جميع أنحاء الشرق الأوسط. ومن خلال الكتب، والصحف، وشبكة الإنترنت، وغيرها من الأدوات باللغة العربية، سوف يجلب المشروع إلى شعوب الشرق الأوسط رسالة عن الحرية، والمبادرة في إقامة المشاريع، والتعاون السلمي ليحلّ مكان الحكم الاستبدادي، والتبعية، والصراع الذي ميّز جزءاً كبيراً جداً من تجربتهم.
آخر خبر
(HT: Baghdadee)
Jeremy at Parableman makes an important point:
"Mexican-Americans Aren't Illegal Immigrants" in response to comments at Volokh Conspiracy
"Carnival of the Clueless #35" :
So for Cluelessness that reveals how far a once great and talented news service has fallen, the Associated Press is awarded the coveted Cluebat of the Week.
Why not check out the articles below for some more cluelessness that’ll make you smile. make you cry, and maybe even make you throw your diet vanilla coke at your monitor! Go ahead…you know you want to click it.
"Boston’s Catholic Charities to stop adoption service over same-sex law". (HT: WorldMagBlog
Also linked at WorldMagBlog: Alvin Plantinga's
"Whether ID is science is not semantics" on Judge Jones's Dover decision.

And another:
"Schiltz on abortion and Down's". Does this scare you?:
Bob Edwards, the scientist who created Great Britain's first in vitro fertilization baby, gave a speech a couple of years ago at an international fertility conference in which he said, "Soon it will be a sin for parents to have a child that carries the heavy burden of genetic disease. We are entering a world where we have to consider the quality of our children."

This is frightening. It signals an erosion of societal consensus about our collective responsibility for vulnerable people.

Society will increasingly believe that a mother who forgoes an easy abortion and chooses instead to give birth to a disabled child should not look to the community for help. After all, it was her "choice."
And one more: Matthew Wise at Mere Orthodoxy takes on some words I am having more and more trouble with - literalism and fundamentalism - with "It's a Great Time to be Christian"
Next week

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1. The Golden Rule
2. You cannot read minds
3. People are not evil
4. Debates are not for winning
5. You make mistakes
6. Not everyone cares as much as you
7. Engaging is hard work
8. Differences can be subtle
9. Give up quietly