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Faith seeks understanding

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

My purpose in debating Christopher Hitchens on the afterlife

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Is atheism necessary for religion? Rabbi Zusya would say yes. The great Russian Hassidic Rabbi, who … Continued

What Does the Name “Terrorist” Tell Us About Ourselves?

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

The other Spain v. Netherlands

Yesterday Spain defeated The Netherlands in the World Cup in South Africa. 362 years ago, it was the other way … 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

Thanks, But No Thanks, From A Happy Atheist

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Pope’s Delayed Message on Greed

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. A new encyclical on Catholic social teaching will soon be released as … Continued

A “Slippery Slope” Only If We’re Stupid

I am of course pleased with President Obama’s decision to end the near-total ban on federal funding for embryonic stem … Continued

Who Wrote the Bible? Does it Matter?

Does “proving” the Bible matter? Even before its nationwide broadcast tonight, Nov. 18, on PBS, “The Bible’s Buried Secrets,” an … Continued

After Castro: New Energy, Same Strategy

When I was a kid, Fidel Castro was referred to as a “godless Communist” and we were afraid of him. … Continued