Tag: ontology

Mystery, Mozart, And Meat

Mystery, Mozart, And Meat

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DISCLAIMER:  I freely admit that the following description / discussion about debates I, as a pro-choice advocate, have engaged in with pro-life people is purely anecdotal. I do not claim to have exercised any kind of scientific rigor in compiling and writing the following, nor should such be inferred. Still … that being said … sheer consistency should count for something. In writing this column, I could recall no exceptions to the following pattern. Anyway, make of the followlng what you will … I am personally pro-choice, and several years ago, I began to engage in at-times-rather-heated though -usually-civil conversations and debates with pro-life people, almost always conservative evangelical Christians, regarding pro-life vs. pro-choice positions on abortion. Many of t
Daily Practice for November 16, 2016

Daily Practice for November 16, 2016

Word:  Yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend of mine who is of a conservative political and theological nature. The conversation took a turn that I did not expect. She challenged my son's "beingness." Let me clarify. My son is transgender. She said something like, "Let's agree to do no harm to our children." I was a bit confused. Then the kicker came out (paraphrasing), "we can't agree what harm is because I can't agree on the being your son is and you can't agree on the ideology my kids have." What the bloody heck, "being your son is" ??? Then it went on to the regular sinfulness of whatever. I have some news. Ontology is not ideology. Or beingness is not believingness. I'm now in a spot where I don't trust this person I've known for 15 years. And when I asked for explicit c