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Alvaro de Silva

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Alvaro de Silva is a Catholic chaplain to university students in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a contributing editor of Nuestro Tiempo.

  • Orwell and Religion

    By Alvaro de Silva | June 26, 2019
    In his novel 1984, George Orwell created a world devoid of freedom and justice, truth and goodness. But there is another void in the book that critics seldom notice: the utter lack of religious faith. The absence of any vestige of religion seems to Christianity's advantage: The Orwellian world is such a desolate, inhuman, and horrifying place because, besides the self-evident reasons given in the narrative, its inhabitants lack the consolations that faith in God can give.
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