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Quick Thought - Marriage Is Not Just about Love

What is the nature of marriage? Is marriage about love? When people are in love, they get married. Therefore, it doesn’t matter what gender the person may be, so the argument goes.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | May 12, 2015

Quick Thought - Putting Them out of Their Misery?

Years ago, I debated a physician-assisted suicide initiative. I was against it for what they considered religious reasons. Therefore, they thought I was forcing my religious point of view on other people. I pointed out that their point of view was equally religious. Certainly suicide will end the physical misery here, but what happens afterwards? 

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | April 15, 2015

The Real Bloodiest Day in America

Excerpt about abortion and adoption from the February 17th, 2015 podcast with Greg Koukl.

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | April 15, 2015

God of the Gaps?

When scientists claim that any intelligent design inference is an example of God of the Gaps, they are presuming that there actually is an explanation gap, that is, there simply is no explanation for the phenomena in question. The “God of the Gaps” complaint comes up when theists suggest that design is a better explanation than a naturalistic one in certain areas of science, particularly the beginning of the universe, the origin of life, and the development of life from simple to complex over time.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | June 10, 2014

Earth Day for Evolutionists?

Has anyone else but me noticed an inherent contradiction in the underlying convictions that drive annual “Earth Day” celebrations? The vast majority of those who attend such fetes are Darwinists who believe humans have a moral obligation to protect the environment? My question is: Why?

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | April 22, 2013

Morality from Nature

It’s common of late to justify one’s “sexual orientation” by an appeal to nature.  The claim “I was born this way” is all that’s needed to stem moral criticism of homosexuality. But why settle for this approach? Why think that the state of nature is an appropriate guide to morality?

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | April 9, 2013

Hates Crimes Are Not about Hate

The result of criminalizing hate under certain circumstances is that only certain types of people get protected. In a state with hate crime legislation, penalties levied for an assault on me would be milder by statutory requirement than for the very same assault on a homosexual. Why? Because as a straight, white male I do not belong to a class protected by this law.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | April 9, 2013

Is Marriage about Love?

The controversy about same-sex marriage churns principally around the definition of marriage.  Activists deny the traditional view that marriage is about children.  Instead, marriage is an ever-changing, socially-constructed institution constantly being redefined by society.  There is no essential connection with children.  Rather, at the core of the enterprise are two people in love.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | April 9, 2013

Putting Them Out of Their Misery?

Once I participated in a debate on California’s Initiative 161 concerning physician-assisted suicide. My opponents charged that I was forcing my religious views on others. They didn’t realize they were making some religious assumptions of their own.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | April 3, 2013

Holland: Euthanasia's Slippery Slope

"The Report of the Dutch Governmental Committee on Euthanasia," shows the impact of 15 years of de facto legalized euthanasia. At the time of the report (1990). nearly 20% (19.4%) of all deaths were a result of euthanasia. More stunning, 11.3% of the total number of the 14,691 deaths in the country in the Netherlands are cases of involuntary euthanasia in which people were killed against their will. Source: "The Report of the Dutch Governmental Committee on Euthanasia," Richard Fenigsen, M.D., Ph.D., Issues of Law and Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1991, p 341.

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | April 3, 2013