Thursday, December 02, 2004

At least he has logic

Marvin Olasky writes over at Townhall about the disturbing views of "The most influential philosopher alive":

Don't expect Singer to be quoted heavily on the issue that roiled the Nov. 2 election, same-sex marriage. That for him is intellectual child's play, already logically decided, and it's time to move on to polyamory. While politicians debate the definition of marriage between two people, Singer argues that any kind of "fully consensual" sexual behavior involving two people or 200 is ethically fine.

It gets much worse from there, but at least Singer stays logical, and has no ethical objections to necrophilia, bestiality, or infanticide.

I think that most people would rethink their positions on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and gay marriage were they to carry their opinions to their logical conclusion.

The column ends with a plug for "That Hideous Strength," the last book in CS Lewis' Space Trilogy, and a powerfully prophetic read.