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Supernatural skeptics don’t know what they’re missing

I have frequently used Ouija boards and spirit boxes in my performances, attempting to conjure up the dead before a live audience.

Americans: Marijuana isn’t sinful but not sure it should be legal

WASHINGTON — American views on marijuana are evolving much like their views on gay marriage, according to a new poll, … Continued

The trouble with labels

Labels can be helpful when, for instance, applied to cans of soup or barrels of toxic waste. But they are … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

Image courtesy of Businessweek First, the economy is in the toilet. The numbers get worse every day. We can’t see … Continued

How to make atheism matter

If I were in charge of American atheism–which I am not, but then again who is?–I would ask myself 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

Cowardice and hypocrisy surround DADT

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

Talking the ‘Hereafter’ with atheists and believers

Today’s guest blogger is Nicholas Lang, an intern at Interfaith Youth Core and a senior at DePaul University. Lang co-founded … Continued

When God enters the voting booth

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Should we be spiritual AND religious?

By Joan Ballauthor, blogger Reading through some of the more than 3.6 million articles that show up on a Google … Continued

Beyond aggressive atheism

By Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby Five years ago, atheism was all aggression. From Christopher Hitchens to Richard Dawkins, the … Continued

Too many ‘i’s’ in proselytizing

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Repeal don’t ask, don’t tell

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

Respecting religion, staying secular

Today’s guest blogger is Christopher Stedman, an Outreach, Education and Training intern at the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC); he also … Continued

Early Religious Reaction to Obama’s Health Care Speech

By William Wan Religious folks on both sides of the health care debate are coming out in full force after … Continued

Respecting Freedom of — and from — Religion

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

The Option to Pray is Sacred

Before the zealots of secularity or God’s warriors get going on this one, could we all agree that having the … Continued

Conservatives Leaving or Left Behind?

The premise of the question is slightly flawed. As Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has pointed … Continued

Obama’s Broad Appeal to Faithful — and Faithless

The Democrats’ efforts to prove that they don’t hate religion (even though they don’t and never did) and engage in … Continued

Always a Religious Reason to Pick a Candidate

If one is religious, then there is always a relgious reason to pick a candidate. At least if your religion … Continued