A Quiet Place, “theybies,” Facebook on trial: The Intersect

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TALES WE TELL

‘A Quiet Place’ and the horror of parenting: The hit horror movie is a story about protecting children from the demonic. “It is one of the most implicitly Christian movies I have seen, though no reviewer seems to have noticed.”

A new Lord of the Rings book is out this year. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Fall of Gondolin while recovering from WWI’s largest battle.

Secular fairy tales: A new study demonstrates how atheists have a hunger for meaning in life that their worldview can’t satisfy without self-contradiction.

WORDS MATTER

Mark Zuckerberg struggled to define hate speech. Senator Ben Sasse may have asked the most pointed question of Facebook’s CEO at this week’s hearing. His answer was revealing.

Fired: The Atlantic’s sudden ousting of Kevin Williamson further blinds abortion advocates to their own lethal extremism.

The Amazon River is now officially a “person.” The Colombian Supreme Court granted it the same legal rights as a human being. Why that matters.

BRAVE NEW WORLD

“It’s a theyby!” Some parents are trying to raise their children with no consciousness of gender at all. And they expect the world to affirm their ideology.

No salvation through overstimulation: Generation Z is already bored by the internet. Teens open up about the mind-numbing effects of being “phone bored.”

Worldview collision: a case study. A California bill redefines human life in order to punish and silence non-conforming viewpoints – all in the name of psychological “science.”

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