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Quoting Justice Scalia, Joe Carter notes that Americans have three categories for deciding what’s real — everyday experience, science, and religion — and that many academics deny the third has any value.  That idea, he writes (with a nod to Churchill) in Prepositions, Prejudice, and Religiously-Based Explanations , today’s first “On the Square” article,

has become the conventional wisdom despite being utter nonsense. The sort of nonsense up with which I will not put. And up with which you should not put either.

All too often Christians—and theists in general—allow such silly remarks to pass unchallenged. We shrug and sigh, assuming those are the rules of the game. Instead we should giggle and snort and point out that no one is without religious beliefs.

He then gives a kind of guide to giggling and snorting.

Coming up later this morning in “On the Square”: George Weigel’s “Countercultural Time.”



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