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G.K. Chesterton, a notable convert to Catholicism from the 20th century, once rightly pointed out, “Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” So are atheists open-minded? If not, is their mind shut on something solid? In some of my experiences, if asked whether atheists are open-minded, they will state that they are. They say that if...

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College is a time of self-exploration, self-improvement, hard work and perseverance. We want to find out who we are while simultaneously learning practical things about the world and our future. A popular outlet for this desire is the classic college trip over spring break. It’s a collegiate tradition for U.S. students go to party the night (and day) away in some of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world, surrounding themselves with rich...

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Once again, the left has demonstrated that the best way to win an argument is to employ logical fallacies. Exhibit A: last week’s Trinitonian article titled “Promote free speech, not free discrimination,” written by Madeline and Brendan Kennedy. One of the main problems in their article is the idea that, if an institution provides the opportunity for a person to voice his or her views, the institution must agree with those views. But this argument...

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Liberals often assume that Jesus was a liberal because he wanted to redistribute income to help the poor. However, regardless of religious beliefs, one can recognize that this is a deceitful, inaccurate assumption that stems from the view that involuntary wealth redistribution is morally superior to property rights. In Matthew 5:17-20, Christ says, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but...

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From an objective perspective, the mainstream left clearly enjoys depicting conservatives as evil or morally deficient. There is something empowering about skipping rational argumentation and going straight to accusing your opponent of being a bad person. Presumably, it’s that less effort is involved in discussion and makes others, without even processing both sides intellectually, side with you by default because you are a good person and they are not. Nowhere is this more obvious than...