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  • Owning Your Guilt: Why Everyone Must Learn to Do It

    Owning Your Guilt: Why Everyone Must Learn to Do It0

    In The Great Divorce—the title comes from Milton’s Paradise Lost and refers to the separation of Heaven and Hell—C.S. Lewis paints an unforgettable picture of hell. This is not the Gehenna depicted in the Bible, in the homilies and writings of the Middle Ages, or in Dante and Milton, a sewer of flames, torture, devils

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  • Democratic Socialists of America Leader: ‘If Anyone Was Ever a Socialist It Was Jesus’

    Democratic Socialists of America Leader: ‘If Anyone Was Ever a Socialist It Was Jesus’0

    Last week, Kelley Rose told the national media why she helped found a chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America: Jesus made her do it. Fittingly, she told her story at taxpayer expense. Her comments came as part of a glowing profile of the DSA that National Public Radio posted on July 26 mistitled, “What

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  • What Is the Christian Idea of ‘Heaven’?

    What Is the Christian Idea of ‘Heaven’?0

    When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question “where are they now?” As mortal beings, it is a question of ultimate significance to each of us.  Different cultural groups, and different individuals within them, respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death.

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  • Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

    Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution0

    Would you be surprised to learn that Chesterton believed in evolution?  Well, he did.  At least he believed in what he called “evolutionism.”  In a separate essay in the Illustrated London News he wrote the following: “There is an element of evolutionism in the universe, and I know of no religion or philosophy that ever entirely ignored it.” Another term

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  • What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood

    What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood0

    In his “Biblical Series V: The Hostile Brothers” and in his international best seller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Jordan Peterson provides a rich interpretation of the story of Cain and Abel. The archetypal brothers both suffer, but their radically different responses to their suffering represent perennial human options. After becoming self-conscious and leaving the Garden of

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  • Are Atheists Rejecting the Wrong God?

    Are Atheists Rejecting the Wrong God?2

    As a theist, I often sympathize with people who call themselves atheists. For when they describe the god in whom they disbelieve—who usually turns out to be a vindictive ogre, or some sort of super-alien—I find myself agreeing that I don’t believe in that deity either. Indeed, before there can be useful discussion of the question whether

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