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The decline of Natural Law
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The decline of Natural Law

The Western philosophical tradition of Natural Law, has fallen on hard times, during our postmodern epoch.     Steve Latham   The concept derived from ancient Greek thinkers, such as Aristotle, and became mediated to European culture via the Roman Catholic Church. In particular, Thomas Aquinas provided the theological justification […]

Euthanasia: a culture of death
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Euthanasia: a culture of death

A culture of death is developing. The value of life is decreasing as we continue to promote assisted suicide.     Steve Latham   To be sure, there are complicated medical and ethical questions surrounding end-of-life care for the terminally ill. But there is a line, difficult to define in […]

Windrush… immigration and emigration
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Windrush… immigration and emigration

The recent scandal in the UK, over the “Windrush Generation”, illustrates the ongoing racist discrimination against people of colour in this country.   Steve Latham   The case is particularly egregious because these people actually came to Britain in response to government invitation. After World War Two, labour shortages hindered […]