From the October, 2006 issue of Touchstone
Livestock Exchange by Mark D. Linville

Livestock Exchange

Mark D. Linville on Peter Singer’s Bestial Loss of Moral Reasoning

Paul’s discussion in the first chapter of Romans reads like the script for a tragedy, but a tragedy on a grand scale, telling of the ruination not of one man, but of an entire race of men. The fatal flaw is a stubborn refusal to acknowledge the Creator and a propensity to worship created things instead. If the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, the rejection of God is the source of folly. A fool and his money may soon be parted, but his dignity is not far behind.

Scripture records several boneheaded business transactions in which fools swapped the priceless for the worthless. Esau exchanged his birthr . . .


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