John Lilburne's journal about Peter Singer and John Keegan.
2044 K Thu 11 Oct 2001
It has been a month since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
There is an interesting article on page 13 of The Age by Peter Singer, "DeCamp professor of bioethics at Princeton University". (I could not find it on their internet site). Here are some extracts from his article:
It is interesting to compare it to what I wrote in this journal on 12 September:
Singer's seems to regard all religion as irrational. Since Bush reads the bible and his faith helps him make decisions, Singer writes "So he is in no position to criticise anyone else for holding irrational beliefs about God or the afterlife." I would agree his solution of educating fundamentalists. But I believe the education needs to be in a more rational approach to religion, rather than what I think would be his approach of "no religion".
Here is a frightening quote from an interview I saw last night, on Foreign Correspondent, with Sir John Keegan:
He is a military historian and I have read a couple of his books.
One of the main stories today is that the Australian Kangeroo's rugby league team has refused to tour England. Another is that a third person has died of Anthrax in Florida. Yet life seems to go on as normal, with me completing this morning's essay for Metaphysics and going to a lecture this afternoon.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 11 October 2001.
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