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Christmas in America: Belief in Virgin Birth of Jesus

Many Americans hold a belief in the virgin birth of Christ.

Dispelling the myth of a ‘Christian nation’

(Brandon Thibodeaux — GETTY IMAGES) Culture warriors, pseudo historians and opportunistic politicians have spent the last several decades peddling the … Continued

Religious leaders see ‘tragedy’ and justice in Supreme Court gay marriage decisions

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Catholics! Get in the game! That’s the latest message from Catholics Come Home–a group that seeks to “evangelize inactive Catholics … Continued

Back to school – with the Bible

In college towns around the nation, sales might be up for the Bible for Dummies. And certainly, searches on Wikipedia … Continued

Is 2012 good for the Mormons?

Charles Krupa AP Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, visits St. Paul’s Lutheran Church while campaigning in Berlin, … Continued

Defense: John Edwards a sinner, not a criminal

CHRIS KEANE REUTERS Former U.S. Senator John Edwards leaves the federal court house in Greensboro, North Carolina April 24, 2012. … Continued

What makes a Catholic patriot?

Alex Brandon AP A flag and and a copy of the U.S. Constitution are held in front of Independence Hall … Continued

Why Santorum didn’t sell

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has just announced that he will terminate his campaign for the Republican nomination. Liberals will … Continued

Mahatma Gandhi, Mormon?

Is Mahatma Gandhi in heaven or hell?  Where will the Dalai Lama sojourn in the afterlife?  Will two thirds of … Continued

Controversial Israeli ad campaign: An age-old tale

Sometimes following in the footsteps, real or imagined, of a nation’s founding father can be a very poor idea. Events … Continued

What is it about Tim Tebow?

Justin Edmonds GETTY IMAGES Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after a game against … Continued

Is religion good for society?

ALEX DOMANSKI REUTERS Does religion help societies more than it handicaps them?, writes researcher Gregory Paul. Part I of this … Continued

Atheism on the upswing in America

Atheism – The absence of theism. So if you doubt the existence of any gods more than you believe in … Continued

Why religion will matter in 2012

After the release of our poll last week showing the impact of perceptions of religious differences on support for President … Continued

Still Hoping for a Secular Miracle

A secular miracle for me would be a politician who claims, “God told me to run for office, but not to accept any financial contributions.”

Newt Gingrich: a Catholic running against Islam?

David Goldman AP FILE – In this April 13, 2011 file photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives for a … Continued

Santorum, GOP continue anti-sharia campaign

The GOP continued its campaign against sharia law last week, with potential 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum telling a group … Continued

King’s speech

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

How evolutionary theory’s other discoverer could heal the Darwin divide

By David Klinghoffer The seemingly ineradicable opinion divide on evolution calls to mind Mark Twain’s quip that everyone talks about … Continued