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?

Religion & Other Curiosities
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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.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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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Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

Examining the Energiewende

On the heels of news that Berlin will fall short of an emissions target, a new study says Germany will miss a renewable energy consumption goal.

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