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Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket reflects religious shift

By naming devout, conservative Catholic U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, former Gov. Mitt Romney, once a … Continued

Too much–or too little–Catholic influence in politics?

The Catholic Church, operating on the doctrine that she is the continuing presence and ministry of Jesus Christ on earth, … Continued

Time to ditch the label “politically correct”

As an early new year’s resolution, I am vowing to retire the term “politically correct” from my writing. We all … Continued

Debating Tony Blair on faith

Last week, atheist author Christopher Hitchens debated the merits of religion with former British prime minister Tony Blair, who converted … Continued

My Evangelical heroes

One of my favorite faith stories is about an American Christian minister stationed in Europe during World War II. His … Continued

Cordoba House: When Fear and Freedom Meet

Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor at Northland Church in Longwood, FL. Dr. Hunter is the … Continued

Epidemics, Inoculation and God’s Will

By Diane WinstonKnight Chair in Media and Religion, USC A deadly virus, a controversial antigen, a hot news story–sounds like … Continued

I Vote For Reason

As an atheist, I have no “religious” reasons to vote for any candidate. As a citizen who cherishes the separation … Continued

The War of the Gods

On March 4, 1933 (I was one month old), President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address and uttered … Continued

Is Morality Driven by Faith?

Is morality driven by faith? Few things unite believers and atheists more firmly than the suggestion that moral judgments draw … Continued

Having Faith is Fine; Seeking a Theocracy is Not

Our Constitution reflects an appreciation for religion but contains a prohibiton against the use of a religious test in determining … Continued

Enemies and How to Fight Them

How do you fight an enemy that believes it is acting according to divine authority?

No God(s)ess(es) required.

Let me try to clear some of the smoke from the On Faith pulpit. I am an atheist because there … Continued

Romney: Unfit Not As a Mormon But As A Religious Panderer

Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion has never been a disqualifier for the presidency as far as I am concerned. Why should … Continued

Romney’s Bit Will Bite Back

Romney deserves credit for understanding the superficiality of the public and targeting that majority in his speech. As political theater, … Continued