Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart, Yale University Press, 2010, 272 pages.

  Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart, Yale University Press, 2010, 272 pages. It is fashionable to be devoutly undevout. Religion’s most passionate antagonists-Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and others-have publishers competing eagerly to market their various denunciations of religion, monotheism, Christianity, and Roman Catholicism. But contemporary antireligious polemics are based not only upon profound conceptual confusions but upon facile simplifications of history or even outright historical...
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In the Box

In the Box It’s safe here. I’ve memorized all the right answers;I have been taught all the right things to do;There’s no need to venture out. God made the box,God made me,all’s well. There’s so many people outside the boxand though not all are evil,It’s too bad they don’t see the value ofLiving in the Box.They’re doomed. . . I think. Though it’s safe in here,it’s kind of dark,there’s no new light shining in,and it’s beginning tostink.Maybe, I’ll just open the box upa bit. Can’t open the top;the box-builders are sitting...
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Hierarchies

Hierarchies It seemsthat any organizationover a period of timeadapts as its Primary Missionregardless of what is made public The Preservation of the InstitutionandThe Protection of the Jobs of those running it in the processlosing sight of the original mission for which the Institution was established. Witness Government, Corporations, and Institutional Church. Perhaps that is whyJesus Christnever established an organizationto carry out His Mission. Christianity is a Movement,not an Organization....
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Ayn Rand’s Descent

“Rep. Henry Waxman: You have been a staunch advocate for letting markets regulate themselves. Were you wrong? “Alan Greenspan: Yes, I found a flaw … in the model that I perceived that was the critical functioning structure of how the world works. “Waxman: In other words you found that your view of the world, your ideology was not right. “Greenspan: Precisely.” -Testimony, House Oversight and Government Committee, Oct. 23,...
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Yes to Life, Again

  Where I live, winter is a raw and bitter, wind-swept and white, unpredictable and uncompromising time of year. We go from dry, cold, grey days to deep wet frozen days. The pavement turns from white snow to black ice from one moment to the other. The wind howls around the house, whipping wet leaves and soft snowflakes with it. One black night everything in sight is fogged in dark; the next morning even the inner city is clear and clean and deep, deep white. Then we stay inside, make popcorn, light the fire, curl up in blankets and play games. Indeed, winter, for us, is an experience in the...
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