Which Is It?
Posted here June 2015
The road back home
There was a time when gay marriage was a foolish idea. Marriage was only between a man and a woman. Everyone knew that. But now, gay marriage is the rage. It's celebrated in the media, in Hollywood, in the education industry, and states are legalizing it all over the place. So, is gay marriage good or bad? Which is it?
The legalization of recreational drugs was another topic where there used to be general agreement. Most people thought drugs should be controlled so their harmful effects would not harm the general public, and particularly kids. But now, many state laws have been revised and marijuana is widely available. So, is the legalization of drugs good or bad? Which is it?
Up until recently, pedophilia was universally condemned. It was considered reprehensible. But now there are voices of support for this sexual activity. So, is pedophilia good or bad? Which is it?
We can look on the Internet for answers to these questions, but we won't find agreement. We'll find different opinions, different judgments, different perspectives. So, what's a person to think?
The answer is we must each decide for ourselves. But that decision will be strongly influenced by the media, by family and friends, by society's changing "norms," and by one's own personal set of attitudes, values, and beliefs.
Presented here are articles arguing both sides of some of the major issues being debated today.
(In some cases I suspect my selection of articles has been influenced by my opinion on the issues, but I've tried to present reasonable arguments for both sides.)