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Religion & Other Curiosities
Religion & Other Curiosities
Holy Cows, Blasphemy, and Monotheism

Comparing and contrasting different cases of “religionization” or “desecularization” yields striking parallels.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Can Atheists Be Good People?

Yes. Understanding why this is true sheds light on one important formula of peace in a pluralist society.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Religion, Education and Entertainment

Can religion be presented in an objective and theologically neutral way, be it for educational or entertainment purposes?

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Day of the Tyrants?

As democratic progress stalls around the world, what is required on both sides of the Atlantic is the emergence of political leaders who are both hard-nosed and morally responsible. If only one could advertise!

Religion & Other Curiosities
Lessons of Orlando?

One does not have to be a postmodern theorist to debunk most of the “narratives” that have emerged in the wake of the June 12 massacre.

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Women in Shorts Studying Talmud

It is possible to approach the Talmud without affirming the truth claims it implies. However, to do so has a price—the loss of its deepest meaning.

Religion & Other Curiosities
New Atheists or Latter-Day Jacobins?

Both latter-day Jacobins and “godders” may agree on the facts, but will have opposite views on what should be done about the alleged facts.

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Where Are the Good Guys?

In the words of a great writer, admirable actions may be another sign “that God has not given up on humanity”.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Beheadings and Transgender Bathrooms

As in virtually all items that have become issues in the culture war, protagonists on both sides are absolutely convinced of the rightness of their ideology and the wickedness of anyone who doubts this.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Have Secularists Won the Culture War?

A set of recommendations on a strategic platform for those not ready to worship at the shrine of progressive ideology.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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