A new study carried out by the University of Kentucky has found out that atheists are generally considered to be the most immoral and untrustworthy group in society, including by themselves.
The title of the study speaks of “extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists”, but in fact the alleged “prejudice” corresponds to plain common sense: while religious believers have an expectation to be rewarded for their good deeds and punished for their misdeeds, atheists lack such an incentive and must thus seek virtue for virtue’s sake alone. Continue reading
Northern Ireland’s prohibition of gay “marriage” does not violate same-sex couples’ rights, Belfast’s high court ruled Thursday.
The court dismissed two cases challenging the ban, delivering a setback to gay “marriage” advocates in the only part of the United Kingdom still upholding a ban.
Barring same-sex “marriage” in Northern Ireland does not contravene human rights, the judge ruled, “because that right does not exist.”
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Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi. While the liberal left in Europe is in a never-ending state of moral panic over the US Administration’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, or over Russia’s and Hungary‘s respective decisions to exercise a somewhat tighter control over foreign-funded NGOs (which more often than not are George Soros’s or the European Commission’s sock-puppets), Sweden has now announced its own anti-NGO gag rule, pledging to stop giving aid to any organisations that “neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations”. Continue reading
Published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, a study from Lund University finds that the four actions that most substantially decrease an individual’s “carbon footprint” are: eating a plant-based diet, avoiding air travel, living car-free, and having smaller families. Continue reading
The Netherlands have for many year been a real frontrunner in the culture of death, in particular due to the questionable “merit” of having been the first country to have legalized “euthanasia”. What critics warned against at the time is a gruesome reality today: “euthanasia” is increasingly used to get rid of people who have never asked for it. According to the Netherlands 2015 official euthanasia report there were 7254 assisted deaths in 2015, a figure that includes 431 terminations of life without request!
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It seems that at last some politicians in Europe are waking up to realize that something has gone seriously wrong with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), an institution that in radical contradiction to its mandate is turning into the most dangerous threat to human rights in Europe. MEPs from 15 EU Member States have today published an open letter in which they criticize the Court for its Inadmissibility Decision in the case of Charles Gard and Others v. the United Kingdom (Application no. 39793/17), expressing their “deepest concerns about the outrageous outcome of Charlie’s case, which infringes Europe’s most fundamental values, particularly the right to life, the right to human dignity and personal integrity.” Continue reading
On substance he is right, but the language is inappropriate. Will on a next occasion the European Parliament retaliate, and qualify the Commission as ridiculous? Certainly there is every now and then a good occasion for doing so… this will not improve the relationships between two key EU institutions.