It Is Crucial That We Put Our Minds to Contentious Issues
Society has never before been so divided on so many issues, including such things as abortion, sexual morality, marriage, sexual "identity," the use of fetal "tissue," "recreational" drugs, "science" (e.g., man-caused global warming and evolution), and various "social justice" concerns. When these issues are spoken of, the emotions on display are often intense.
Plenty of people may take sides on these issues, but they rarely debate them intelligently. (When was the last time you heard a rational public debate on whether or not abortion takes a human life?) Yet open-minded debate should be possible whenever the goal is to discover the truth and to act upon it according to our best lights.
is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #39, Winter 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo39/can-we-talk