Religion & Other Curiosities
One can understand why Muslims are worried about anti-Muslim feelings and actions. But going on and on about Islamophobia may also be a convenient way of avoiding the central problem for Islam in the contemporary world.
Defecting from Religious Enclaves
There are all sorts of enclaves in the world—communities whose worldview, moral values and lifestyles differ significantly from those of the surrounding society. A basic requirement for the survival of such enclaves is social and psychological mechanisms to prevent contamination from the outside.
Can One Domesticate Fundamentalists?
If you have secularist projects in a country with strongly religious demographics, beware of democracy! Has the religiously tone-deaf Obama administration finally gotten this?
Proselytization is a practice as old (and sometimes as divisive) as religion itself. Most recently, it has reared its head in India.
The “War on Christmas” and All That
A war against Christmas? By implication that is a war against Christians. A sense of proportion is an important component of political sanity, and those propounding this preposterous charge are dangerously lacking it.
Have Buddhists attained the status of an ordinary American denomination? Yes! They are suing each other.