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Religion is in trouble. The word, that is.

Religion is in trouble in the United States. The word, that is. Sociologists say that we are increasingly divided over … Continued

Georgetown University not ‘Catholic’?

(Simon Brubaker/THE WASHINGTON POST) Wiliam Blatty, author of The Exorcist and well-known Georgetown alum, recently grabbed media attention when he … Continued

Florida’s anti-Sharia law problematic, and not only for Muslims

State lawmakers around the country have proposed bills to effectively make sharia law illegal. FOR GOD’S SAKE | Having handily … Continued

Honor thy mothers and fathers

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A counseling clinic here that helps the elderly deal with depression has a waiting list of several … Continued

Egyptians say Christian party is not the answer

WASHINGTON — Despite continuous attacks on Coptic Christians, a delegation of Egyptian Christian leaders said Wednesday (Feb. 8) they do … Continued

Islamism affects American politics

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

Many ways to be political and Muslim

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued


By Austin Daceyauthor Have you listened to music today? If so, it probably did not occur to you that you … Continued

Let’s argue the truth of our ideas

The problem with American foreign policy is that it never considers that a particular religious belief might be true or … Continued

Welcome back to medieval times

The recently passed law in Ireland against blasphemy, which threatens $35,000 fines for any person who “publishes or utters matter … Continued

Raising little blasphemers

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

Be good if you feel like it?

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Justice is Color-Blind

No religion, gender or ethnicity disqualifies a person from becoming a Supreme Court justice, but how should a particular judge’s … Continued

For Michael, Heaven Can Wait

By Joel P. Engardiofilmmaker God and the devil are discussing who gets to welcome Michael Jackson to the afterlife. The … Continued

Fundamentalism an Enemy to All Faiths

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics who are calling for expansion of Islamic law across the entire federal … Continued

Secular Isn’t Always Better

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling … Continued

A Victory for Truth

When he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, President Obama said, “As a person of … Continued

Appeals for Peace Must Move Beyond Religion

At his inauguration, President Obama said: “The Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and … Continued

A Transitional and Transcendent Moment

Should the presidential inauguration ceremony include prayers by clergy? Should President-elect Obama say “so help me God” at the end … Continued

Justice and Mercy on Wall Street

If someone plays in the traffic, are we obligated to risk our own lives to pursue them into the road … Continued