We may disagree on faith and religion, but can minds meet on what's good and right? In Character argues that we can. Created by the Templeton Foundation, this Internet magazine sifts news and culture for underlying lessons of morals and ethics.
Was Tiger Woods Ever Enough? is the thought-provoking question of one article. The author examines the difference between a role model, who is a living example of social forces, and a hero, who transcends those forces to embody timeless virtues.
The blessings of silence gets praise from writer Theodore Dalrymple. Noting the ever-present background music in lobbies and restaurants -- and the private noise of people's earbuds -- he wonders if people are losing the simple skill of quiet reflection.
Not that In Character doesn't allow scolding. Charlotte Allen derides Ridley Scott's recent remake of Robin Hood, saying the film mutates the tale of Merry Men into a leftist social parable.
Rod Dreher questions the social drive to excuse overweight people for their compulsions. With the possibility of early death and higher insurance bills, Dreher says, it's harming more than the individual.
One quibble: The text may be too small for some eyes. Oddly, the CTRL-+ combination works better on Internet Explorer than Firefox. With the latter, the text breaks up.