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what non-believers believe

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Aug 16, 2008

"I have yet to let Jesus enter my life, but I admire Warren," writes Alan Wolfe in a New Republic essay

Well you didn't expect a New Republic writer to be a born-again Christian, did you? 

Just one thing: Wolfe is the director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Jesuit-run Boston College.

Now why would an allegedly Catholic school choose an agnostic to direct a center on religion and public life? 

But wait, you say. Is it fair to conclude, from that one sentence, that Wolfe is a non-believer? Maybe he was making some subtle point. Let's fast-forward to the end of the article, and find:

If a better balance between religion and politics is to come about, it will because of what religious leaders do, and not because of what non-believers such as myself want to happen.

 OK, let's ask the question again: Why would an allegedly Catholic school choose an agnostic to direct a center on religion and public life?

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