An ongoing debate on Serge’s Blog

I have been batting the breeze with some folks who might most accurately be described as paleo-cons over at A Conservative Site for Peace.

The Young Fogey posted some remarks about the pope’s latest here, and the comments are here.  Unlike some others, I comment under my full, actual name, so you will be able to find me easily.  I note the tendency of some to conflate “duty” with law and force.  I submit that if we do not feel an interior impulse to fulfill our duties, then no law can help us, and our culture is dead.  If, in fact, our culture is dead—and on this point a wide array of thinkers are coming to agreement—then sooner or later it must be faced.  What then?

One Response

  1. If, in fact, our culture is dead–and on this point a wide array of thinkers are coming to agreement–then sooner or later it must be faced. What then?

    With respect, what does it mean to say that our culture is dead? What is the specific meaning of “our culture” in this assertion?

    At this point I find it difficult to agree or disagree with what you’re saying, let alone comment on what we should do.

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