Religious Dogma

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An atheist guide to love

Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I was taught that atheists are selfish individuals incapable of truly loving others. When, … Continued

Do you believe in life after death? Neurosurgeon shifts view on faith, life.

Oprah Winfrey welcomes Dr. Eben Alexander to the set of Super Soul Sunday. Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander’s account of a near-death … Continued

What’s a ‘Faitheist’? Chris Stedman explains

As the assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University, Chris Stedman coordinates its “Values in Action” program. In his recent book, … Continued

Heaven Exists. Or Does it?

One of the most popular books of the 12th century — what might be called medieval infotainment — was “The … Continued

Religion should be kept out of politics

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

A secular Thanksgiving

In October 1789, President George Washington declared his support for a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed … Continued

The real policy is “Don’t Talk About It”

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

What Obama should have said about Qur’an burning

By Marci A. Hamilton Pastor Terry Jones may or may not burn Korans someday, but President Obama passed up a … Continued

Investigate the pope

By Christopher Hitchensauthor, commentator This has now ceased to be a matter of opinion or speculation and become a question … Continued

Ancient Greek philosophy for the modern world

By Eric HeinzeFaculty of Laws, University of London Scarcely a day goes by without the media running a spot about … Continued

The end of the church of Oprah?

By Elizabeth Tenety The queen is abdicating her throne. The little Baptist girl from Mississippi who became one of the … Continued

Where is the Evidence of God?

By Paula Kirbyconsultant In this week’s On Faith Question, Karen Armstrong asks: “What makes the best ‘case for God’ to … Continued

No Exemptions, Please

Q: Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era … Continued

Hamas is Ideologically Correct and Politically Incorrect

1…..Hamas leaders claim that their understanding of Islam makes Israel’s survival a theological and moral impossibility. 2…..What’s your response to … Continued

Atheists Annoyed by Inaugural Oath

In their 39-page lawsuit seeking to prohibit religious figures and phrases from Barack Obama’s inauguration, the plaintiffs made a number … 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

It’s My Body And I’ll Cut If I Want To

If John McCain and Sarah Palin believe that human life begins at conception, then they should not only support overturning … Continued

It’s All About Life Including Death

After close to three decades of profound experiences sitting with people who are dying and with their families, I am … Continued

Now I Know the Dead Stay With Us

After Justin’s death, I intensely wanted to die. If I didn’t have my grandkids, I would have killed myself. My … Continued

The Heavy Yoke of Religion

“The law of religion is the great attempt of humankind to overcome anxiety and restlessness and despair, to close the … Continued