Robert Pollack, Rami Nashashibi, Lisa Lampman, Leon Weinstein, and Natalie Gold — The Problem of Evil
February 15, 2002

Many around the world labeled the events of September 11 as "evil." President Bush in his recent State of the Union speech described "an axis of evil." But what does the word mean? It is a subject of enduring theological debate, even of scientific argument. It drives to the heart of the question: What does it mean to be human?

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Is heaven evil?

A Web-only exchange with Robert Pollack on approaching the mysteries of other faiths.

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Voices on the Radio

Robert Pollack

is a biologist and director of Columbia University's Center for the Study of Science and Religion

Rami Nashashibi

a Muslim social activist, founder of the Inner City Muslim Action Network

Lisa Lampman

formerly of Prison Fellowship, a crisis worker who responds to school shootings

Leon Weinstein

and daughter Natalie Gold are Holocaust survivors

M. Scott Peck

is a psychiatrist and author of the 1985 book People of the Lie.

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