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How to Make Real Halloween Treats

Make more than caramel apples this Halloween with these wicked recipes.

Why atheists should respect believers

Mark Poprocki / iStock Certain atheists are happy to proclaim their disgust for religion and believers whenever they get a … Continued

My mother: A heroine of the Holocaust

Among the approximately 58,000 prisoners whom British troops liberated at the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany on April … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

Is plastic surgery spiritual?

Charles Sykes AP Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt sign copies of their book “How To Be Famous” at Borders Books … Continued

Democrats and Republicans agree: They want a president who believes in God

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES A cross necklace hangs in front of Lucy West’s American flag t-shirt as she participates in … Continued

Selling atheism with billboards

Returning to Manhattan after Thanksgiving, I was greeted at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel with a huge … Continued

Good headscarf day

By Shelina Zahra Janmohamed This is the first time that my family and I are to be formally introduced to … Continued

It’s marriage – no adjectives needed

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Pagans and social justice

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Twilight’s Flawed Faith

Guest blogger John Mark Reynolds is a professor of philosophy at Biola University, the author of the new book “When … Continued

Our Pragmatic President

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese It is obvious to everyone that President Obama is trying to make fundamental … Continued

Religion, Violence and My Murdered Friend

Aasiya Zubair, who was murdered at the Buffalo offices of Bridges TV, was my friend and colleague. In fact, the … Continued

Got Acedia? Who Cares?

Acedia is not a household word, unless your “house” happens to be a monastery or a department of medieval literature. … Continued

Life is Not a Health Spa Visit

I suspect many Americans feel bombarded by messages strongly admonishing all of us to: • eat the proper foods • … Continued

Praying As If There Is a God

“How come your novels always have vicars in them?” The question came as part of the Q and A after … Continued

Obama Casting a Good and Needed Spell

“I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to make real change in Washington…I’m asking you to believe … Continued

Envy: Personal and Political Poison

I’ve always been interested in the seven deadly sins–in purely intellectual fashion, of course–because so many of them are not … Continued

Discrimination Against Pagans

When my youngest stepdaughter was ten, she was warned by her mother not to be too open, in school, about … Continued

Don’t Tell Them Anything They’ll Need to Unlearn

Our children deserve to know the stories that matter to us. So tell them the stories of your tradition –and … Continued