The Family as Miniature Monarchy

The Scottish jurist Thomas Craig (1538-1608) writing in defense of the hereditary monarchy of England, argues that the family was, historically, the blueprint for the monarchy. They are similar in that both arose from paternal authority: “Now families at first were kind of small monarchies…In those families, government by many, whether aristocratical or democratical was …

Inordinate Affection: Many Parents Prefer Pets to Their Own Children

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5) “Wherever there is animal worship there is human sacrifice.” -G.K. Chesterton One of the many fruits of humanism evident in our society is an inordinate attachment to and affection for animals, especially pets. …