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An atheist’s three favorite Bible stories

What do Christian fundamentalists and many atheists have in common? Both read the Bible as if it were meant to be taken literally. Here’s a better approach.

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

Bible game show aims for religious audience

The world’s best-selling book has made it to the small screen in what is thought to be the first religiously … Continued

Pool of American imams too small to meet the demand

SHARON, Mass. — The Islamic Center of New England has always been led by imams born outside America. The two-campus … Continued

Pew’s religion survey: an attempt to understand faith

By Alan Cooperman (Editor’s note: This post is a response to Jacques Berlinerblau’s critique of the Pew religion survey, which … Continued

Pew’s preposterous pop quiz

By Jacques Berlinerblau (Editor’s note: Read Pew’s Alan Cooperman’s response to this post here.) The Pew Forum on Religion and … Continued

Atheists know more about religion than the religious

Why is anyone surprised at the findings of a new survey of American religious knowledge, released last week by the … Continued

Knowing God vs. knowing about God

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple, Open the Doors and…

By Frederick W. SchmidtSouthern Methodist University, and Patheos Expert …Not so many people. Why? In part, apparently, because we are … Continued

Taste and See

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

What does “knowing” mean?

In Pew Forum survey released Tuesday (9.28.10) (http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/2010/09/is_religious_knowledge_importa/all.html) atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. … Continued

Trivia kings, but bad thinkers: understanding over facts

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Mother Teresa and transubstantiation: living vs. knowing the faith

The September 2010 Pew Survey on religious knowledge ranked Catholics – especially Latino Catholics — at the bottom, putting atheists … Continued

Knowledge not the same as religious experience

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Experience G-d to know G-d

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

America fails religion pop quiz

By Elizabeth Tenety Atheists and agnostics scored the highest on a Pew Forum study examining Americans’ religious knowledge. The survey, … Continued

Muslim Women Reclaiming Their Rights

Like the status of women in all the World’s religions, in Islam and Muslim societies patriarchy played and in many … Continued

In God We Trust

President Obama will take the oath of office on a Bible as is customary. There will be prayers at the … Continued

Faith-Based Feminism: The Most Powerful Model

If God had desired to exclude women from equal relationship with the Divine and essential participation in fashioning human societies, … Continued

You Shall Know Them By Their Lobbyists

Here’s one thing for certain: Revs. Muthee and Wright did not lobby Sarah Palin and Barack Obama for political cover … Continued