Ramon J. Posada M.A. Phil.
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"Simply I learned about Wisdom, and ungrudgingly do I share-Her riches I do not hide away; For to men she is an unfailing treasure; those who gain this treasure win the friendship of God, to whom the gifts they have from discipline commend them."

         Wisdom 7:13-14



St. Valentine, Rights and Same-Sex


“Do same-sex couples have the right to marry?”  The question has given itself to debate, with the ‘definition of marriage’ being thrown into the arena of politics even to the point of it becoming the litmus test for determining if a politician should be elected or re-elected.  Especially during this month of lovers, with Valentine’s Day being the focal point, the idea of mixing marriage with politics seems like a peculiar endeavor.  Marriage is supposed to be about love and romance, not about the continuous power struggle between conservative and liberal politicians and activists. But even the story about St. Valentine, the namesake for February 14th, involves not just love, but politics.  What would the patron saint of lovers say about same-sex marriages? (Continue)

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RamonThank you for logging onto PhilTeach.  I'm a professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at East Los Angeles College in Southern California.  The two-fold purpose of this site is to assist my students, and to generate reflection on some of today's social issues.  Periodically, I will be posting some of my reflections, and invite others to share their thoughts. (Continue)


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