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How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

On Feb. 12, should Darwin get his day?

Michele Westmorland ILCP.COM Moon Jellies Schools of floating, pulsing mastigias and moon jellyfish. Trapped in this plankton-rich inland lake eons … Continued

Q&A with ‘Nonbeliever Nation’ author David Niose

David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association and vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a group … Continued

John Bryson Chane: Interfaith work remains important to protect religious minorities

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian Coptic Christians demonstrate outside the state radio and television building in central Cairo on March 8, 2011, … Continued

Political Islam an unfortunate hot potato

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Consistent values for an inconsistent world

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

The credentialed and religious hospitals

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Religious belief is not insanity

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

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Islam needs more tolerance, not more mosques

One has to wonder how long the U.S. will continue to tip toe around its relationship with Islam and Muslims. … 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

Religious and anti-religious apps for dummies

It seems that some religious fundamentalists are so threatened by atheists, and so befuddled about what to say in reply, … Continued

Adam, Eve, AND Steve

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

Believers in denial

The polar ice caps are melting before our very eyes, low-lying land is already being reclaimed by the rising seas, … Continued

Spare Rods, Not Vaccines

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

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Talking to “The Other”

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, at town hall meetings, on radio talk shows, even on the floor of Congress — especially when we differ. Why are people so angry and belligerent, and so willing to express their anger publicly? Why has our civil discourse become so uncivil? What does this public anger say about our private faith? What should we do about it?

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Health Care a Priority, not a Product

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s also a “deeply theological issue, a Biblical issue and a moral issue.” Do you agree? Why or why not?

Can the Supreme Court Be Pure Again? (Was it Ever?)

No religion, gender or ethnicity disqualifies a person from becoming a Supreme Court justice, but how should a particular judge’s … Continued

Cell Phones vs. Chadors in Tehran

From Capitol Hill to Main Street, it’s amazing how many people think the fight in Iran is a battle between … Continued

Using Religion to Suppress Debate on Evolution

By John G. WestSenior Fellow, Discovery Institute Evolution was back in the headlines this week as the Texas State Board … Continued