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Graham tells 5,700 listeners 'You
can't find God through intellect'
By PAM DUNCAN
Assistant University Kdilor
People cannot find God through intel
lect alone, the Rev. Billy Graham told an
audience of about 5,700 Tuesday night in
Carmichael Auditorium. "If you're look
ing for something to try and prove the ex
istence of God, you'll never find it," he
Graham spoke on "Faith and Intel
ect" in the second of a five-part lecture
series held at UNC this week.
Most people today are searching for
answers and for the meaning of life, he
said, and they are turning to faith. "We
never find the answer until .we find God.
"I believe many young people today
are beginning to put the pieces of the puz
zle' together," Graham said. "Becoming
a follower of Christ (on a campus) may
place you in a small minority. And I want
to tell you, it's tough to be an all-out
Christian on a university campus today.
"The soul has its favorable seasons,
just like the soil," he said. "This is
harvest time at UNC
People must be willing to repent
because God commands it, Graham said.
To repent means to change in mind, heart
and way of living, he said. "Faith and re
pentance go hand in hand.
"That's when you're walking by faith,
not by feeling, not even by intellect."
One thing that man lacks right now is
hope for the future, Graham said. "Look
at people today trying to get the pieces
of the puzzle put together after all these
years. Why have we not, with our tech
nology, solved the problems of evil in the
He said people should rely on faith as
well as intellect. "When we think of the
intellect in the Bible, there is a great deal
to say about the importance of the intel
lect," he said. "But man is a worshipping
creature. We never found a tribe in the
world that didn't have a deity and that
didn't worship something. In all of these
places, man is worshipping.
"There's nowhere in all the world that
a person cannot know there's a God,"
Graham said. "I doubt if there are very
many people here tonight who would call
themselves irreligious," he said. "Most
of you would say you were religious."
He said the emphasis placed on sports
and academics on campuses today was
important, but not to the exclusion of
"When he's in a tight spot, I've of
fered many a prayer for Dean (Smith).
Just like I've been praying for Rod
Elkins," Graham said.
But people today are in danger of neg
lecting the soul because of concern over
the body and the mind, Graham said.
The only true way of living life for God
is through Jesus Christ, he said. In this
way, he added, God becomes not only in
tellectual and personal; he becomes flesh.
"You can go all through the .University
talking about religion and philosophy
and never get anywhere near it.
"Christ is truth," he said. "You have
to come by simple, childlike faith. It's not
how big your faith is. If you can barely
see it or sense it, it's enough."
Graham said that as a young man, he
had wanted to get away from religion. "I
had religion, but something was missing
and I knew it."
People made themselves comfortable
in their ways and avoided faith, Graham
said, adding that nothing was hidden
from God, not even private thoughts and
7 "The Bible teaches that God is near us
all the time," he said. "We don't like to
accept what has been revealed in the Bi
ble: we don't like to think of God in
terms of wrath, anger and judgement.
"When I face God in judgement, he
will not see my sins," Graham said. "He
will see the righteousness of Christ.
"God has the ability to erase the tape,
wipe the slate clean, until even God can
not remember (man's sins)."
Doris Betts, English professor at UNC
and author of several novels and short
stories, presented the opening speech on
Stolen items not replaced
By DOUG LEWIS
At least $1,600 worth of stereo equipment and other per
sonal items were stolen from storage rooms in Scott Residence
College this summer. Although some of the items were taken
from unlocked storage rooms, the department of University
housing is not liable for the losses, housing officials said last
That means Dennis Bartels, a sophomore from Battle
Creek, Mich., is out one $600 stereo that he stored in Avery
Residence Hall's storage room.
"If the University lets students put things in storage rooms
over the summer, they should be expected to keep those things
- safe," Bartels said.
"I signed a slip of paper saying the University would not be
rsponsible (for lost or stolen items)," he said. "However, they
(University housing) were grossly negligent in allowing these
articles to be stolen."
Bartels has registered a complaint with Carol Herz,.the area
director for Scott College, but has not yet taken the issue to
Bartels said the University was negligent in the thefts
because many storage rooms were left unlocked after
maintenance men repaired the dormitones UiTsunlMerTThey
. During the summer University police received reports that
'doors were being left unlocked in Parker, Avery, Teague and
Whitehead dormitories, which comprise Scott College.
"The contractors were supposed to secure the buildings,
and we were then supposed to go and check to make sure the
buildings were secured," said Maj. Charles Mauer of the
Police investigated reports of thefts, after students returned
in August and determined that storage rooms had not been
forced open. "There was no sign of forcible entry," Mauer
The UNC Physical Plant, which contracts all maintenance
work, regretted the theft, physical plant officials said. "The
workers could have been a little more careful in what they were
doing," said Russ Perry, associate director for operations in
the plant. "They trust people to be honest, but apparently,
there were people around that weren't honest," he said.
Although the University is not liable for students' lost or
stolen property, a $1,000 stereo system belonging to Scott Col
. lege was replaced, since students were not at fault.
"Normally, when dorm enhancement items are stolen, we
don't replace them because it is usually attributable to student
negligence," said Jim Ptaszynski, associate director of Univer
"However, in this case, because there were no students
around, and the stereo was locked up, there was no student
responsibility," he said.
Herz agreed that the replacement of the residence area's
stereo was a special case.
"The theft of the stereo and the theft of individual items ar
two separate issues," she said. "The department of housing
does not have any responsibility for any items. They were very
generous in replacing the stereo."
Herz pointed out that placing an item in dormitory storage
relieves the University of all responsibility. "The contract says,
'I understand the University and its agents will not be responsi
ble for loss or damage under any conditions,' " she said.
Efforts are being made to forward a list of stolen items own
ed by Scott residents to University housing officials so that
ffithey can examine each complaint on a case-by-case basis, Herz
'isaidrThe list was compiled Muring the -first two -weeks of
school by each dormitory's Resident Assistants and then pass
ed on to Herz.
But Scott residents like Bartels are concerned about the
month-long delay in investigating all the thefts.
"I was advised to keep quiet on the matter and not make
waves with housing," Bartels said. "Jerry Blackwell, a Resi
dent Assistant in Avery, and David Diduch, the governor of
Scott Residence College, said it might jeopardize the negotia
tions with housing over the stereo," Bartels said.
Blackwell declined to comment on the situation.
But Diduch indicated that the main focus was on Scott Col
lege's stereo because it was easier to replace. "It definitely was
not a question of priorities, and I hope no one gets that im
pression," Diduch said. "We're planning to follow up on this
and see that as much is done for the individual students as
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The Rev. Bill Graham's second lecture addressed the problem of the meaning of life
he stressed a need for faith, which he said leads to God and gives hope for the future
"I was a teenage rebel," she said, ad
ding that she denied her faith in college.
"I flung alway faith and chose intellect in
wjiat I thought was a forced eitheror
"It may seem to you that the wimps on
your campus are the Christians," she
said. "The ones who have nothing to
sleep off on Sunday morning."
Betts said it took many years for her to
change, and her return to faith came at a
time when her intellect had failed her.
"The point is, I did not come back by in
tellect alone," she said. "Intellect is an
essential second half of faith. In Christi
anity, too, my faith is always calling upon
"I came back to faith, not through
guilt, but through thankfulness," she
Betts said faith had never come easily
for her. "I am one of the doubters. I have
to work at my faith.
"The amazing thing is that for
everyone there is a moment when God of
fers us his love one more time and we can
accept with thanks," she said.
Policeman Garter cleared
of student assault charges
University policeman Rodney Carter
was cleared of assault charges in District
Court Tuesday because of insufficient
Assistant District Attorney Carl Fox
told District Court Judge Patricia Hunt
that the investigation conducted by his
office and the State Bureau of Investiga
tion did not turn up enough evidence for
-The charges had been made against
Carter by a female UNC graduate student
on Aug. 30.
"We're happy with the verdict because
we thought the charge was falsely brought
in the first place," defense attorney Andy
Robert Sherman, director of Security
Services on campus, said that Carter
would resume his normal duties on the
University police force.
"The personal interview and polygraph
testing indicated that he was not guilty of
the charges," Sherman said in reference
to the SBI investigation.
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Lord's table to share common memories and hopes, to express grief, to convey joy, to reveal fears
and to nurture love. We come to know and be known through the mystery of humility as wisdom, of
despair giving way to hope, of weakness transformed into strength, of love overcoming death. We,
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