I read a very interesting article today. Here is the link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/is-a-chimpanzee-a-person-a-lawsuit-could-hold-the-answer-1.2833728 What is the issue? Simple. Steven Wise, lawyer and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, wants to "free" Tommy, a chimpanzee that currently is owned by Patrick and Diane Lavery in the state of New York. Tommy currently lives in a 6m x... Continue Reading →
Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic church has declared Pierre Favre, who lived from 1506 to 1546, a saint. Why am I writing about this? Why does this matter? Certainly this is not the most important thing going on right now. But with Time Magazine declaring Pope Francis " Person of the year"... Continue Reading →
I live in a place that has a deep rooted Catholic heritage. As I drive down the roads in my community I see numerous statues of Mary, the mother of Jesus. They are on the sides of the road, in people's back yards, and are a main theme of the stain glass windows of the... Continue Reading →
The word "tolerance" is something we hear a lot of today. While its use varies, in most contexts it is used to exhort us to tolerate other people's ideas, beliefs, morals, and lifestyles. One of its greatest implications is that we as people are not to impose our ideas, beliefs, morals, and lifestyles on others.... Continue Reading →
I found this post a very good read. I occasionally read this blog. It's a bit long, but well worth the read.