Tuesday, March 16, 2004


Dennis Prager writes today that for many, it's the heart vs. the Bible when it comes to making moral decisions. He gives a few pertinent examples of the inherent dangers in this, using gay marriage, animal rights, and abortion as examples, and I find I agree. Images seen by the eyes are powerful things indeed, and do have an effect on our hearts. Savvy marketing and advertising execs have known this for years...and in this about-to-get-heated-election year, if you step back and watch, politicians know this too.

Which then leads into the whole "feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings" debate. Don't even get me started on THAT one. :)

It is therefore frightening that hundreds of millions of people find no problem in acknowledging that their heart is the source of their values. Their heart knows better than thousands of years of accumulated wisdom; better than religions shaped by most of the finest thinkers of our civilization (and, to the believer, by God); and better than the book that has guided our society -- from the Founders of our uniquely successful society to the foes of slavery to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and most of the leaders of the struggle for racial equality.


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