Tag Archives: Duck Dynasty

More on Phil Robertson and the Gays

A friend recently shared this article on facebook. There is allot of good stuff in this article, and in some ways it is clarifying, but it starts out with an unforgivable vagueness: Q: If I don’t agree with homosexuality, but don’t wish homosexuals to be put to death, does that make me a bigot? A: […]

Phil Robertson and the Perpetual Outrage Machine

A few months ago I wrote a post pointing out a similarity between Phil Robertson’s philosophy of life and Aristotle’s ethics: both are based on the notion that human beings are meant to be happy. Unabashed happiness is, I think, the reason for the success of┬áDuck Dynasty. Now Mr Robertson, an Evangelical Christian (really something […]

The American Aristotle?

For Aristotle, the goal of all human activity is happiness. Everything people pursue (money, honor, pleasure), they pursue because they think it will make them happy. The art of living well is knowing what sort of activities will make you happy, and which will not. For Aristotle, the life of virtue (or excellence, an alternate […]