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Iran Reality Check

Obama vows Washington will not rest until CIA contractor Robert Levinson, missing from Iran for nearly nine years, is found

Source: US, Iran to ‘deepen’ coordination in search for Jewish American | The Times of Israel

It beggars belief to think that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran does not know where Robert Levinson is. Either Iran is holding him back as a negotiating card for further concessions from the US, or the will use him to taunt Israel.

Skepticism should work both ways

“Their [Lewis’s opponents’] scepticism about values is on the surface: it is for use on other people’s values; about the values current in their own set they are not nearly sceptical enough. And this phenomenon is very usual. A great many of those who ‘debunk’ traditional or (as they would say) ‘sentimental’ values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process.”

— C.S. Lewis

Source: Abolition of Man

Many thanks to the MACAT project for sussing this little gem out for me. From the grave, Lewis reminds us that too many ardent unbelievers believe their own ethos to be above debunking.

And he reminds the faithful that our own first obligation is to ask of ourselves and our faiths very hard questions, and to acknowledge the limits of our beliefs.