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Philosophy

Pro-life Libertarianism is Better Than the Texas Abortion Law

The State of Texas has thrown the US Supreme Court a curve ball with their new anti-abortion law. They’ve succesfully circumvented Roe v Wade by allowing citizen enforcement through civil suits. To be clear, abortion is still not criminal in Texas. But, the risk of obtaining abortion now includes the potential for civil damages. While many conservative pro-lifers see this and other anti-abortion laws as wins for the unborn, it raises libertarian questions about the

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Culture

Does 1 Corinthians 7:5 Contradict Human Rights in Marriage?

Can a wife say ‘no’ to sex with her husband? Can a husband say ‘no’ to sex with his wife? Does 1 Corinthians 7:5 contradict human rights expressed through self-ownership? A popular interpretation of 1 Corinthians 7:5 says spouses may never say ‘no’ to sex unless it’s for “medical reasons.” This interpretation relates to some objections from Christians about the principle of self-ownership. In this view, you can’t own yourself because God owns you (which

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Critical Thinking

Why is Debate Important?

You Can’t Debate What You Don’t Know Why is Debate Important? The Purpose of Debate It’s easy to get caught up in debates. If you’ve spent any amount of time on social media, you know. Of course, the propensity to disagree is not novel to the Internet, much less social media. It’s quite common to human nature. We have an idea, that we believe is right, and when we find someone with a contradictory idea,

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Book Review: You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble
Book Reviews

Book Review: You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble

The libertarian principle of self-ownership is increasingly coming under fire by statist Christians. The latest attack came from a English lit professor, Alan Noble, in his book, You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World. Noble’s book receives high praise from Christian figures and thinkers. As usual, however, this is high criticism of a foundational human rights principle that was not well-researched. Noble’s primary sources are a Christian anarcho-communist (Ellul) and

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