- The Washington Times - Monday, April 4, 2005

Scientific conclusion

“The most famous atheist in the academic world over the last half century, Professor Antony Flew of England’s University of Reading, now accepts the likelihood that some sort of Deity brought the universe into existence. …

“Flew’s conclusion is actually consistent with the beliefs of most modern scientific pioneers, from Albert Einstein to Werner Heisenberg. In their view, the intelligence of the universe — its laws — points to an intelligence without limit, ‘a superior mind,’ as Einstein put it. …

“Those who dismiss God as a product of psychological conditioning or pre-scientific myth have not come to terms with the findings of modern science. The universe follows laws, which leads us to ask how those laws came into being. How does the electron know what to do?”

Roy Abraham Varghese, writing on “Does Modern Science Undermine Atheism?” in the April/May issue of the American Enterprise

Perverse freedom

“In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court … exterminated the just authority of the people of the United States to protect the lives of children in the womb. In Lawrence v. Texas, the Court, in striking down a state’s longstanding laws against sodomy, also provided a legal basis for future courts to declare null and void a definition of marriage virtually as old as mankind itself. …

“Thus, the Court has defined freedom as the freedom of the solitary individual from any and all community standards and responsibilities that he personally deems offensive, especially when it comes to sex. This is not the freedom for which our fathers fought the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War I, or World War II. …

“To pervert liberty in the name of a new sexual ethic that has shown itself to be destructive of the very marital and familial bonds that produced the Greatest Generation, bonds they sought to defend with their blood, dishonors our fathers and mothers who bore the burdens and sacrifices of war.”

James M. Kushiner, writing on “Freedom and Repentance,” in the April issue of Touchstone

‘Useful hatred’

“Hollywood sure has embraced communism with open arms.

“In a town where antiwar activism is hot, a militant icon is even hotter: ‘The Motorcycle Diaries,’ a saintly portrayal of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in his early days … won the Oscar for best song. …

“Filming is scheduled to start later this year on ‘Che,’ a Steven Soderbergh (‘Traffic’) vehicle starring Benicio del Toro as the famed Marxist. …

“Guevara, in his will, praised the ‘extremely useful hatred that turns men into effective, violent, merciless, and cold killing machines.’ He tried to spread the havoc caused by the Cuban revolution in other countries from Africa to South America, rallying for ‘two, three, many Vietnams!’

“Guevara oversaw executions at La Cabana prison; some of those executed were his former comrades who wouldn’t relinquish their democratic beliefs. ‘To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary,’ he said. … Guevara told a British reporter after the Cuban Missile Crisis that the nukes would have been fired if they were under Cuban control — which would have wasted all of those future American suburban revolutionary wannabes.”

Bridget Johnson, writing on “Red Dusk,” Wednesday in Opinion Journal at www.opinionjournal.com

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