Micah Mattix

Micah Mattix is an associate professor of English at Regent University and a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard.

Why We Need Angels and Demons

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In a 1991 essay on being a Christian in the 20th century, the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, discussing the decline in religious belief in the West, posited a hypothetical scenario: One can imagine a state (let this be science fiction for the moment) in which most of the population is educated from childhood in a mundane, materialistic philosophy, only the highest elite has religion, and the citizens of that country are not allowed to concern themselves with religious problems until they are at least forty years old. These rules are imposed on Milosz’s imaginary state “not to preserve privilege” but because “the…

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