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Religion at Convocation Miscellany

Andrew Seal pens a thoughtful open letter to Noah Riner, though in response I wonder how any speech might have been acceptable by the “cannot offend” standard.

Jon Shea notes that in 1,172 words there were five mentions of ‘Jesus’, 10 of ‘character’, and two of Tom Delay ‘corrupt’. Being that the theme was character, he deems it a non-issue.

A reader from Minneapolis, in response to an op-ed asserting that Jesus would never want to exclude anybody, writes, “I’m not saying God is not love, but God is a whole lot of things, not just some Non-Judgmental Uncle who’ll let you stay up late and eat chocolate sundaes for dinner.”

Indeed. From what I hear, God is all about judgement.

Finally, Dartmouth Trustee Todd Zywicki simply defends freedom of speech: exactly the reason Dartmouth alumni elected him. He’s also right about Sinatra, but that’s for another night.


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