In Defense of Free-Will

It was sorely disappointing to leave the Erhman-D’Souza debate without a definite answer to the problem of suffering. I really thought yesterday was going to be the night- the night when someone finally proved the existence of God. Nevertheless, philosophy showed us yet again that it only yields more questions, never…

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The Gods That Failed

Ideology – that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination… Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated to experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago When I first began writing for Carolina Review,…

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Obtuse Orthodoxy

  Chapel Hill Community Church is putting on a play entitled “Jesus – The Teen Years,” a pathetic excuse for art which, according to its director, Julie Tomkovick, is an attempt to take “a familiar story and [turn] it into something recognizable.”  Read: the play treats the subject of the…

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God and Man at UNC

In this year of our Lord 2008, UNC dogmatically promotes “intellectual freedom” and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of “religion” or “creed.” Chancellor Thorp has stated his “profound commitment and support of Carolina’s efforts to achieve a diverse and inclusive community.” According to him, “Diversity constitutes a strategic…

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