"A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery." (CS Lewis)
wow, heady stuff. But on the other hand sometimes I think we treat animals more humanely than humans, remembering my first death of a calf that was born when I was a child and my grandfather deemed it to be non-viable, right to dogs allowed to be put down to prevent further suffering by prolonging their lives unnecessarily.it's just as a mother I'm not quite sure I'd be able to take the call ...
Judging by some of the reactions to the article (death threats), perhaps the age-range in which to determine whether there is a "moral right to life" should be extended.
Maybe the authors see the death threats as some kind of twisted endorsement of their philosophy. Who knows?
GP, I'm no veterinarian, but isn't the chief reason that a farmer has livestock put down that it will provide no economic benefit? Would it actually suffer if patched up and put out to pasture to pass its days in peace? The human case is quite different, as any of us who know parents who dote on their Down's Syndrome kids know all too well. Utility hardly comes into it - for many people, not hardly, but not at all.
I doubt that, old chap. Their fault is being academic to a, well, a fault. Jumping to a completely different issue, of capital punishment, would not be very ivory towerish.
susan li is sexy
You wouldn't want to bump off her babes, would you?
She's got a luvly pair of babes.
She is a real sex bomb and I would like to be there when she goes off!
Be sure to invite Foamie if you ever manage it. He'd love to be there too to watch.
Foamie is invited along with his friend Fumier but they will have to bring their own baby oil and tissues
Times are hard - it's peanut oil and kitchen roll these days, chaps.
If they are up for it I may ask the 2 F's to help light the fuse
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