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10 Questions About Hell From an Atheist

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The power of prayer?

AP Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

A ‘Nobel’ way to live

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So mused humorist Mark Twain upon learning of his premature obituary in … Continued

Muslim freedom, American ignorance

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

How evolutionary theory’s other discoverer could heal the Darwin divide

By David Klinghoffer The seemingly ineradicable opinion divide on evolution calls to mind Mark Twain’s quip that everyone talks about … Continued

WJW Half Full

“Pessimism in Judaism is usually premature.” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Mark Twain, who has been occupying a lot of literary attention … Continued

Deep Waters

“The words a person speaks are deep waters. A flowing stream. A fountain of wisdom.” Proverbs 18:4 The words we … Continued

20 questions for atheists and believers

I have just finished reading Christopher Hitchens’s memoir Hitch-22, in which he adapts a monthly feature from Vanity Fair magazine … Continued

No better place for mosque than near Ground Zero

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … 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

Faith in the light of science

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

Doing what comes naturally

“When Adam ate the apple in the Garden and learned how to multiply and replenish, the other animals learned the … Continued

Why just one miraculous world?

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

Use insults only to insult

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

How Judaism is like the Internet

By David E. Y. Sarnaauthor In “Googled: The End of the World as We Know It , the fascinating insider’s … Continued

Goat Sacrifices OK with Appeals Court

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Where would this country be without the First Amendment? It would have to do without Jose … Continued

“Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”

Mark Twain once wrote: “There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Twain’s warning seems apt when … Continued

God Save Sarah Palin!

If Vice-President Palin is fit to lead the nation, then why can’t she be a priest in my church? When … Continued

Huckabee: The Religious Right is Alive

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That, of course is the text of the famous cable that Mark … Continued