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It’s important to be open-minded, but we should try to not be so open-minded that our brains fall out. We should always be open to new ideas, but if those ideas are not supported by solid evidence, we should reject them.
One of the great questions of humanity is why do good things happen to bad people? Why is there war, famine and genocide? Why are rich and powerful people often dishonest and criminal?
All sacred books, however wondrous they may be, were written by people. Whatever is said about the book, that it was channeled from extra-terrestrials, angels, gods, or God, in truth it was written by people.
It may seem strange that when we challenge religious attempts to halt social progress, those invested in faith traditions would consider such challenges a denial of their religious freedom.
I think it was a gradual shift during my college years as I began to confront the nationalistic Christianity I knew with our country’s checkered past.
Historically, it was always said that they were written by Moses, the great leader of the Israelites in the 13th century BCE, and main figure of all the books of the Pentateuch.
The problem with many of the apologists that I encountered in my early faith formation was that they often offered apologia when apologies were in order.
“Islam is a religion of peace. Stop killing in the name of the religion,” Hasina said in a televised address to the nation in which she declared two days of mourning.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, in a ruling late on Thursday, said that the wide-ranging law adopted this spring unconstitutionally allowed “arbitrary discrimination.”
She describes herself as a “devout atheist” until November 2010 when she visited Wells Cathedral by chance and felt an “extraordinary sense of coming home to the God I didn’t believe in.”
As we all know, PuffHo is having a big campaign to not only make Islam seem like a Wonderful Religion of Peace, but (and more admirably) to show that not all Muslims are terrorists.
The claim filed by two California men, alleges that since Christian Mingle only offers straight dating options, they are in violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.
Casey reaffirmed the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, holding that the Constitution guarantees the right to abortion and that states must not impose undue burdens on those seeking abortion.
Fire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals.
Many, many Christians believe they are subject to religious discrimination in the United States. A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings offers evidence.
Secularists have urged the General Pharmaceutical Council to ensure that pharmacists set aside their personal religious beliefs if they conflict with a patient’s medical needs.