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Believing in Nothing Is Really Something

Why believing in nothing has not left a void in my life.

Shariah 101: What is it and why do states want to ban it?

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday (July 24) approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, … Continued

From Boston to Aurora to Sandy Hook, a problem that has a name: sin

People embrace during the candlelight service at Boston’s Arlington Street Church honoring those killed and injured in the Boston Marathon … Continued

The Episocpal Church’s gay rights pilgrimage

View Photo Gallery: From same sex marriages to prohibitions on homosexual behavior, Christian churches range in their outreach to gay members. … Continued

For Petraeus, echoes of that other warrior David

It’s tempting to view the sex scandal surrounding retired Army Gen. David Petraeus through a religious lens. After all, most … Continued

Eagle Scout pushes against Scouts ban on gays one member, council at a time‎

AP A member of a Boy Scout troop in Washington state carries an American flag along Main Street in Walla … Continued

Some Mormons separate gay marriage rights from church rites

Jim Urquhart Reuters Practicing Mormon Chad Smith and his daughters Kathryn, 6, left, and Olivia, 4, attend a gay pride … Continued

Muslim without sharia?

On Tuesday, January 17th, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich said that the only way he would ever support … Continued

Hiroshima’s lessons: What the Air Force should remember about Just War and nuclear weapons

Kiyoshi Ota GETTY IMAGES A woman prays for the atomic bomb victims in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace … Continued

Liberty, not just freedom, for the Middle East

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

By Rabbi Steve Gutow, Father Larry Snyder, Dr. Michael Kinnamon Uncertainty permeates this recession. Uncertainty about our jobs, our homes, … Continued

Choosing the right operating system for your plans

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Faith in God, not the market

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Some people’s faith in the marketplace is almost religious. It is so … Continued

Doing what comes naturally

“When Adam ate the apple in the Garden and learned how to multiply and replenish, the other animals learned the … Continued

“Bad” popes and bishops

What do Alexander VI, the Renaissance Borgia pope, and today’s Benedict XVI have in common? No, it’s not a sex … Continued

Losing faith in politics

By Elizabeth E. EvansEpiscopal priest, writer For more than three centuries, faith has been a force that shaped American political … Continued

Sanford and Edwards: Sex, lies and American unreason

There are times when the preoccupation of the media with memoirists ranging from pious self-aggrandizers to the scum of the … Continued

Madoff Also Betrayed His Religion

The facts are now clear. Bernard Madoff will spend the rest of his life in jail because of the elaborate … Continued

Moral Character, Yes. But Whose Morals?

All politicians tell people what they want to hear, rather than what they need to hear. Too many care about … Continued

Forget Sin: Pay Attention to Relationships

Religious presumptions about sex outside marriage often produce a mismatched hodgepodge of sanctimoniousness and Manichaeism instead of righteous behavior. In … Continued