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Five Christian Theologies Scarier Than Halloween

Here are some christian theologies that will prove halloween should be the least of our nightmares.

Texas won’t mess with facts on evolution

Do the laws of nature apply in Texas and should these children be exposed to theories of evolution?

Negotiating change in the Islamic religious establishment

It has been said by many that Egypt is going through difficult and trying times. Today, however, I would like … Continued

On Feb. 12, should Darwin get his day?

Michele Westmorland ILCP.COM Moon Jellies Schools of floating, pulsing mastigias and moon jellyfish. Trapped in this plankton-rich inland lake eons … Continued

At OKcupid, being an atheist is a date-maker, not a deal-breaker

In some circles, being an atheist is a strike against you. But at the online site OkCupid, it might just … Continued

Going where no pope has gone before

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

My faith values Jon Stewart’s sanity

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Faith seeks understanding

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

The public’s business

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

The Prospect for Humanism: The Hope of a Secular Society

By Ronald A. LindsayPresident and CEO, Center for Inquiry, and Contributor to Patheos.com Properly understood, humanism is not a religion. … Continued

500 years of Calvin: an assessment of the human condition

By Stephen V. Anderson The 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth a year ago prompted a review of his Institutes … Continued

Reason is the star of “Agora”

If, like me, you have an atavistic hunger for cinematic epics set in the ancient world but are sick of … Continued

American atheists irreligiously united, politically divided

In the United States, largely as a result of the relatively recent, post-1980 alliance between the political and religious right, … Continued

Paging Dr. Salk: Undermining Trust in Science Puts our Kids at Risk

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

A Peace Plan for the Evolution/Creation Wars

As we approach the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, the battle over evolution continues around the world. The Guardian … Continued

Templeton’s Legacy of Humility

Billionaire investor John Templeton, who died Tuesday at age 95, might have had more money than God, but he knew … Continued

You Want Facts or Feelings?

When personal convictions and empirical data clash.

Revisiting Pope Pius XII

Since the early 1960s, it has been fashionable to condemn Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) for keeping “silent” during the Holocaust … Continued

A Path Religion and Science Can Follow

Today, with the ongoing controversy about the teaching of intelligent design as a counter balance to Darwinian evolutionary theory, and … Continued

‘Daft’ Is the Right Word

The British have a wonderful way with words. The issue is more than political correctness. We are being “daft” by … Continued