Why Fairy Tales Are Dangerous

By |2018-10-23T12:42:42-05:00June 17th, 2014|Tags: , |

Dear Mr. Dawkins, You’ve said lately that fairy tales are quite harmful. Your reason for thinking this is simple, and true: you told attendees at the Cheltenham Science Festival, “I think it’s rather pernicious to inculcate into a child a view of the world which includes supernaturalism … Even fairy tales, the ones we [...]

From Aeneas to Batman: Myth and History

By |2016-02-12T15:28:42-05:00November 1st, 2011|Tags: , |

With stealth and no small amount of cowardice, the Greeks creep out of their strange gift, a large wooden horse, under the cover of night and safely within the locked city walls. Rather than face Aeneas and the Trojans as men in battle, the Greeks unlock the gates, letting their murderous comrades in, and [...]

The Haunted Souls of Readers

By |2017-06-26T12:18:41-05:00December 29th, 2010|Tags: , |

Pursuing a liberal education takes a lifetime. School may not be fun some of the time and for a few of us, all of the time, but what I have learned from Fr. James Schall, S.J. over the years is that a liberal education does not take place at school, but for most of [...]