Taylor, Jameson
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Jameson T. Taylor is a philosophy professor and author of numerous articles and books, including America's Drug Deal: Vaccines, Abortion, Corruption. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in political philosophy at the Institute of Philosophic Studies of the University of Dallas. Mr. Taylor's interests include bioethics, personalist philosophy, life and family issues, and American politics. His work has appeared in Catholic Digest, Citizen, Lay Witness Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor and several other magazines and websites. His current projects include the book "Person & Community: A Defense of Moral Praxis" a political analysis of John Paul II's The Acting Person. For more information, see his website: Contact: jttaylor@shentel.net Website:http://www.jamesontaylor.com

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Book Review: Crossing the Threshold of Love: A New Vision of Love. By Mary Shivanandan.

Mary Shivanandan's most recent book, Crossing the Threshold of Love, is an accessible and comprehensive interpretation of John Paul II's "Theology of the Body." Shivanandan, a professor at the John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and the Family (Washington, D.C.), helps readers perceive the true significance of the Pope's work by delineating the theological, philosophical and social context surrounding John Paul II's articulation of a new anthropology of the human person. Teachers and students alike will benefit from Shivanandan's helpful suggestions regarding classroom use of the text.

Date posted: 2006-02-14

Book Review: Good News About Sex and Marriage. By Christopher West.

West's illustrations of the sinful nature of contraception are among the best available. In explaining that the Church's opposition to contraception does not stem from a bias against technology, West uses the following example: "If medicine and technology can give sight to a blind man, that's a wonderful, intelligent use of it. But it would be a terrible abuse of medicine and technology intentionally to blind someone with perfectly functioning eyes. ... [I]t's no less a terrible abuse of medicine and technology ... to sterilize someone intentionally."

Date posted: 2006-02-14

The Fight Against Planned Parenthood

Life Decisions International describes itself as "the only fully independent organization in the world that focuses on fighting Planned Parenthood." How was Life Decisions founded and why did you decide to devote your efforts to battling PP?

Date posted: 2006-01-15

Love Not Justice

Perfect justice can only come from God. Christ, however, goes one step further than to offer man a return to Eden. Christ reveals that God is much more than the just judge looked to by Jews and Gentiles alike. Christ reveals the shocking fact that God is love. As a Father differs from a judge, so love differs from justice.

Date posted: 2006-01-14

U.S. vs. Them

World War III. How will it begin? Samuel P. Huntington's influential book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996), predicted that the next great war would be caused not by disagreements over ideology, politics, or economics, but by inescapable differences in culture. In particular, Huntington cautioned that Western civilization (the United States and Europe) is on an almost unavoidable collision with Islamic civilization.

Date posted: 2006-01-13

Separating Facts from Fiction: The Abortion-tainted Chickenpox Vaccine

The product insert for chickenpox indicates that the virus is currently grown on "human embryonic lung cell cultures." For this reason, each dose of the vaccine contains "residual components ... including DNA and protein" of cells derived from an aborted baby.

Date posted: 2006-01-05

The Continuing Confusion of Catholics

Catholics are confused. And while many Catholics in the United States have been confused about what they believe and how they should live for almost forty years now, the sex scandals of 2002 directed a spotlight on the tragic ramifications of the Church's ongoing identity crisis. With the American clergy's moral compass having gone haywire, many people are wondering whether the Church would be better off being run by the laity. The merits of this proposition are debated in a rash of new books, the chief of which is David Gibson's The Coming Catholic Church.

Date posted: 2006-01-04

Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America (2001). By Wesley J. Smith.

For anyone unfamiliar with the newly created "bioethics" movement, Wesley J. Smith's book provides a good introduction to the important figures and themes shaping public policy in this area. What is at issue, as Smith remarked in an interview with the National Review, is whether "the equality of life" ethic should be replaced with a "quality of life" ethic.

Date posted: 2006-01-04

Vaccines and Abortion: What's the Right Choice?

Constant sniffling, sneezing and coughing - so goes winter for many children and their parents. Unfortunately, scientists are still a long way off from creating a single vaccine that could immunize against the hundreds of viruses that cause the common cold. Even more distressing is that if such a vaccine is ever invented, it will more likely than not be cultured on aborted fetal tissue.

Date posted: 2005-12-29

Book Review: The Brave New World of Therapeutic Cloning. By Eammon Keane.

Eamonn Keane's latest book, The Brave New World of Therapeutic Cloning, addresses the increasingly important topic of research involving human embryos. Keane is president of the Australian-based Population and Environment Research Institute and the author of Population and Development.

Date posted: 2005-12-29

Free Speech in the Courtroom?

If the uproar over the Passion taught us anything, it's that liberals actually hate free speech. Free speech - just like tolerance - is only for those who speak and think according to the party line. So it goes that pornography, flag burning, and groups like the North American Man-Boy Love Alliance (NAMBLA) deserve First Amendment protection. Religious speech, speech that favors moral absolutes, and generally, any speech that might be perceived as hurtful to a liberal's feelings do not enjoy such protection.

Date posted: 2005-12-29

Unhappy Union

Aristotle, who Thomas Jefferson cites as one of the sources of the Declaration, states that what is naturally right has the "same power everywhere and is not subject to what one thinks of it or not."

Date posted: 2003-12-29

On Tyranny And Television: The Mainstreaming Of Pornography

Most Americans are now enslaved to their television sets, not to mention their cable boxes, VCRs and internet connections. The irony, of course, is that this tyranny was established in the name of freedom -- the right to free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Obscenity, however, does not and never has enjoyed First Amendment Protection. Pornography, in other words, is already illegal.

Date posted: 2003-10-26

What Will You Do? -- Vaccines and Abortion

As we gather to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we can only wonder what might have been if parents and doctors had joined together in the years prior to 1973 to protest the manufacture of these abortion-tainted vaccines. No doubt, most people did not know -- and still do not know -- that these vaccines even existed.

Date posted: 2003-08-22

Immunity From Evil?

Practical alternatives do exist for these common vaccines. No medical necessity requires the vaccines be cultured on aborted fetal tissue. Safe and effective inoculations grown on animal cells or chick embryo are available for all but chicken pox, hepatitis A, and rubella.

Date posted: 2003-02-19

Prostitution as Political Philosophy

We moderns are expert immoralists. It is not that we are more licentious than our predecessors, but that we know how to better hide our sins, even from ourselves, under fine webs of philosophic rationalization. The philosophy in question is utilitarianism. It is the same philosophy that encourages women to abort their babies; the same ideology that drives the eugenics movement; and the same creed now demanding the legalization of prostitution.

Date posted: 2002-04-10

Neo-paganism and the Culture of Death

Culture cannot exist apart from religion. The root and source of the Culture of Life is faith in Christ Jesus and His Church. The source of the Culture of Death is faith in man's capacity to become divine-like by his own labors. At first cloaked as a materialistic atheism, man's self-idolatry is evolving into a form of materialistic spiritualism. Whether packaged as a return to the ancient ways or an anticipation of a new age, neo-paganism is emerging as the vehicle by which the Culture of Death is solidifying its hold on men's hearts.

Date posted: 2002-03-09

The Bible and Birth Control

Many Christians struggle today with decisions regarding child spacing. Arguments against any form of child spacing defy Scripture and common sense. The Bible praises prudence, learning and skill and recognizes wisdom as a gift from God.

Date posted: 2001-12-08

The Right to Choose

One of the ironies of the Culture of Death is that while a mother can choose to murder her unborn child, parents are not free to care for their children as they choose.

Date posted: 2001-12-07

The New "Moderate" Pro-Lifers

The most disturbing upshot of the embryonic stem cell (ESC) debate has been the shameless co-option of pro-life language by a number of so-called pro-life politicians.

Date posted: 2001-12-06

The Banality of Politics

The reason things keep getting worse and worse is because reasonable people keep compromising more and more.

Date posted: 2001-12-05

Robbing the Cradle

As many pro-lifers may already know, some of America's richest men are ardent supporters of Planned Parenthood and its allies.

Date posted: 2001-12-04

The Founding Fathers and the Right to Life

The Declaration of Independence draws a very clear line between sanity and insanity by proclaiming the existence of certain self-evident truths that all rational men should recognize: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Date posted: 2001-12-03

Femininity Betrayed

Advocates of legalized prostitution employ an argument similar to that used by proponents of legalized abortion. Prostitution should be legalized so that the state can regulate it and, hence, protect women from STD’s and unscrupulous pimps.

Date posted: 2001-12-02

Accommodating China

Does the end justify the means? To even ask this question is subversive; and yet, human affairs are often determined by such calculations. To put the question another way: Would it be right to sacrifice just one innocent human being if his death could secure world peace and prosperity? How about 10 innocent lives? ...How about 300 million?

Date posted: 2001-12-01