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Traveling Preacher Debates Evolution, Other Topics
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Traveling Preacher Debates Evolution, Other Topics

Students gathered at the UCen and later the Arbor from 12:30 to 6 p.m. as preacher and founder of the Whitefield Fellowship Keith Darrell debated students on a number of topics such as evolution, the laws of nature and inductive reasoning.

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UCSB Professor Examines Importance of Ethics in Secular, Spiritual Societies

Religious studies professor Ann Taves’s new book What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age investigates the use of spiritual labels to define ethical values in today’s society. Taves’s work combines research from a wide range of disciplines, such as psychology and anthropology, to explore the extent […]

Letters to the Editor / Opinion

The Origins of Sin: a Review of Religious History

In his column “Why Religion May Be a Matter of Ideology, Not Theology,” Mr. Schenck claims that the Christian concept of sin originated in Old English etymology. But here’s a reality check: the Jewish religion had the idea of “sin” thousands of years before Christianity. About 4,000 years ago, Moses […]

Opinion / Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Why Religion May Be a Matter of Ideology, Not Theology

Oftentimes you hear people lament religion and how it is the cause of so much conflict and violence throughout the world. “If only religion were to disappear,” they say, “then we would all live in peace.” As a self-described agnostic, I usually nod my head in agreement or “like” such […]

Letters to the Editor / Opinion

People, Not Governments, Grant States Legitimacy

In light of recent developments in the debate over the rights of Palestine and the future of Israel — spurred on the President’s speech on the Arab Spring and Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress — I have a few things I would like to be considered.