Cookie Consent

Sunday, June 13, 2010

John Locke and "Deserving" Human Rights

John Locke thought that not everything born of woman was truly human--that those with sub-normal intelligence were unworthy of life. It should come as no surprise that "Lockean America" is comfortable with abortion.

I just read a ridiculous quote where someone said the "problem" with Benedict XVI is that he is a faithful Christian first and an intellectual second. Well, you know what? Most religious leaders aren't even an intellectual second. Nor would you describe most "journalists" (and I use that term advisedly, given what Time and Newsweek have degraded into)as intellectuals. No one has a problem with the fact that our president, who we are all told is an intellectual, has botched the response to the Gulf oil disaster. And Oh Blah Blah isn't a Catholic priest, so what is his excuse for incompetance, oh liberal media pundits?


Mark in Spokane said...

I didn't know that about Locke. Thanks for sharing it. You wouldn't happen to have a citation from his works where he says that, would you? I'm just interesting in looking up the primary information...

Estase said...

Hi Mark!
Yeah, that was from Concerning Human Understanding, which is really long, but gives a lot of insight into the nominalism and hedonism Locke is prone to. I could look up chapter numbers and leave it on Ordered Liberty. Thanks for reading. Estase.