Adin Steinsaltz




Stories by Adin Steinsaltz
It is like fist fights between two blind men

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

A question of sense and sensibility

Should there be a mosque near Ground Zero? The question about the mosque is not a religious question. It is … Continued

Sheer stupidity to ignore the religious in Muslim terrorism

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

As we take religion more seriously, differences become more obvious

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

Western democratic governments suffer double handicap

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

The strangeness of political correctness

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Not OK to slander religion or race

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

A just war has nothing to do with its holiness, or otherwise

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

What humans do is a moral issue

Q: In response to Sarah Palin’s recent claims that climate change is based on “junk science and doomsday scare tactics … Continued

Minarets, calls to prayer and church bells

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued