Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center

Paper Clippings, more than a classical blog, is a service providing valuable reading material in order to help readers reach a judgment about current affairs. Comments and discussion are more than welcome.

Thursday
Nov022006

Mob "justice"

Persecution in Pakistan.

Monday
Oct302006

Hell House

What to make of this?

Thursday
Oct262006

No wonder

In case you didn't know, the two academic disciplines most closely associated with atheism are biology and psicology.

Thursday
Oct262006

Culture wars

Amy Sullivan is onto something in pointing out that many non-Republican people in mainstream America are "culturally" unconfortable with the Democratic party. The comments are also quite representative of what she is talking about: lots of aggressive secular liberals who think one can rely on "science" to live free from the bonds of religious superstition. What kind of schools produced people that are at the same time so ignorant and so presumptuous?

Monday
Oct232006

Reason and Faith at Harvard

A Harvard curriculum committee recommended that every student be required, as part of his or her general education, to take one course in an area that the committee styled "Reason and Faith." The Harvard Crimson, the university's paper, doesn't like the idea.

Saturday
Oct212006

Dead on

The Onion brilliantly summarizes the situation in Iraq and North Korea.

Friday
Oct202006

Searching for unity

Alasdair MacIntyre wants to "de-fragment" American Catholic universities. The least convincing part of his argument is when he says that what is lacking is the will to change. What is really lacking is the awareness that faith is the "integrative and unifying" factor that can give unity to our understanding of reality (see "Why the Church," Ch. 10). But this must first of all happens as an experience.

Thursday
Oct192006

A serious man

Another interesting conversion story.

Thursday
Oct192006

Inspirations

The question is: who is inspiring whom? Because certainly somebody feels inspired...

Wednesday
Oct182006

Baby boomlet

At least France is reproducing.

Wednesday
Oct182006

Finally

Somebody discovered that in order to learn you have to look at the subject matter and not at yourself.

Monday
Oct162006

Crucified

More sufferings for Iraqi Christians. On the sadly familiar theme of violence in the name of Islam, a story from Bangladesh. In the end, it is all about power.

Monday
Oct162006

Equality and justice

On dalits embracing Christianity in India.

Monday
Oct162006

Miracles

On Christian converts from Islam in Italy.

Sunday
Oct152006

Apriori denial

Speaking of R. Dawkins, The New Republic has a good piece against reductionism.