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Remembering Paul Kurtz

AP In a July 20, 2004 file photo, Paul Kurtz, chairman of the Center for Inquiry, responds to a question … Continued

Extremism among the Amish

AP Members of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio are on trial for beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish … Continued

Atheists don’t own reason

The new atheists–participants in the contemporary anti-religion movement led by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, among others–are … Continued

Do atheists need religion?

I wrote “Religion for Atheists” because I was deeply frustrated by the anger and intolerance of ‘new atheists’ like Richard … Continued

Grief without God is a challenge for nonbelievers

BERKELEY, Calif. — When Rebecca Hensler’s infant son died in 2009, she received numerous condolences from friends, colleagues and even … Continued

Pope Benedict: what the media left out

By Rev. Robert Barron Over a period of about 15 years, in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the German journalist … Continued

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … Continued

Harris, Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett: Evangelical atheists?

By: Reza Aslan One cold spring day in London, as I crossed the bustling square at Piccadilly Circus, I looked … Continued

All religions call us to radical love

There is a unity without uniformity in religion. The diverse ways that the various traditions think about the relationship between … Continued

God is not One, and neither are the religions

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

Bridging the atheist/believer divide

In a recent column in USA Today, Stephen Prothero wrote of a new wave in the debate between faith and … Continued

New atheism: A bridge to nowhere

By Douglas Wilsonminister, Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho A billboard in my small town has informed us that it is … Continued

Karen Armstrong’s Cheshire Cat Compassionate God

What makes the best “case for God” to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, a person of faith? Karen … Continued

Faith in the Post 9/11 World

I came of age in the multicultural movement of the 1990s. We read Cornel West essays and watched Spike Lee … Continued

Obama Is Not the Antichrist

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

Darwin’s Scientific Skeptics

By John G. WestSenior Fellow at Discovery Institute Is evolution compatible with faith in God? It’s a question that is … Continued

Belief in God Essential for Moral Virtue?

A growing sector of world civilization is secular; that is, it emphasizes worldly rather than religious values. This is especially … Continued

“Religulous”: Cinematic New Atheism

How to describe Bill Maher’s new documentary, Religulous? Let’s see. How about this: like screaming “suicide bomber!” in a movie … Continued

No Theocracy Here: Saddleback Does What American Christians Have Always Done

And lo it is a few days after the Saddleback Civil Forum and the republic is still safe. Extremists on … Continued

Religion and Racial Prejudice: Old But Guilty Partners

When Americans profess religious faith AND are racially prejudiced, they are acting in traditions much older than America itself. Through … Continued