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Romney, Obama and the elephants in the room

A previous version of the blog entry misspelled author Vishal Mangalwadi’s and Rabbi Daniel Sperber’s name. I could see Anwar … Continued

Lisa Brown, silenced on the Michigan House floor, helps read ‘Vagina Monolgues’ on statehouse steps

Dale G. Young AP Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, from left, Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, playwright Eve Ensler and Sen. … Continued

Lisa Brown, Michigan lawmaker, performs ‘Vagina Monlogues’ after being silenced during debate

The ghost of Aristotle suddenly appeared in the Michigan House of Representatives last week when House Speaker James Bolgersilenced State … Continued

For young evangelicals, can true love wait?

Mary Altaffer ASSOCIATED PRESS Bristol Palin poses for photographers on the red carpet during an event to promote National Teen … Continued

Sex and the Anti-Economics of Love

By Tim Muldoon A quick glance around the colliding worlds of the blogosphere and academia reveals an interesting datum: many, … Continued

The poison of unified religious power an old cultural lesson from Spain

Years ago, before the rise of radical Islamism was a political issue in the West, I visited the great mosque … Continued

My faith values Jon Stewart’s sanity

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

What matters more than biblical literacy?

On Faith Question: In Pew Forum survey released Tuesday atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of … Continued

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … Continued

Summer reading for infidels

You may have noticed that the forces of religion are falling into a summer torpor. Even the Vatican is taking … Continued