Religion

When Did Rome Really Fall?

Some say that "Rome" still hasn't fallen. 

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

This is a popular historical canard that has everything going for it except objectivity, rationality, and impartiality.

Scientist: There is No Battle Between Religion and Science

Francis Collins, a world-leading geneticist, says there need be no conflict between religion and science. 

How I Caught Pope Francis Sharing Fake News

A memorable vignette Pope Francis is fond of reciting is nowhere in the novel he claims it to be.

'Jesus Was a Progressive Because He Advocated Income Redistribution to Help the Poor'

You don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate the deceit in this canard. You just have to appreciate facts.

Does All Rational Thought Involve ‘Faith’?

Is every human being in some sense a "believer"?

Gallup asked Americans why they go to church. It’s not for the music.

Gallup asked fifteen hundred Americans why they attend religious services. The responses might surprise you.
 

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

It is important to point out that while the name “Easter” is used in the English-speaking world.

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.

Target CEO: Maybe that Transgender Bathroom Announcement Wasn’t Such a Good Idea After All

According to a recent WSJ report, Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell admitted to internal sources that the company handled the issue poorly.

Neil Gorsuch Deserves Confirmation

Neil Gorsuch's credentials are impeccable, his character and judicial temperament unassailable, and his reputation among peers is sterling.

Turkey on the Brink of Democide as Pivotal Referendum Looms

Turkey's referendum presents a choice between parliamentary democracy and legally institutionalizing single-man rule.

The Cultural Illiteracy of Today’s Christians

The problem with Christian culture is the same problem that our entire society faces: cultural illiteracy.

How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.

3 Ways to Spot an Ideologue

In "The End of Ideology," Daniel Bell defined ‘ideology’ as “a set of beliefs... [that] seek to transform the whole of a way of a life."

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.

FBI Agent Posing as Islamic Radical Was at the Scene of ISIS Terror Attack, 60 Minutes Reveals

The FBI declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, providing just a terse, one-sentence reply.

The Foundation of Neil Gorsuch’s Judicial Philosophy

Neil Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy, based heavily on natural law theory, was inspired by his intellectual mentor at Oxford University.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals for Being Nice or PC

“Islamists want a Sharia compliant society,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said. “Whoever is in their way is their enemy."

John Milton's Lucifer: The Reason People Like Him

It stems from ‘Paradise Lost,’ and there is a simple explanation as to why many identify with John Milton’s Satan.

6 Questions to Ask to Determine if You're an Alienated Soul

How are we to know who is and who isn’t an alien? And, most creepy of all, how do we know if we might be aliens ourselves?

How J.R.R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are

Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us.

Steve Jobs on Why He Hated Pornography

His answer was a bit confusing, but the response sheds light on an important philosophical dilemma of our age. 

Hypocrisy: 3 Telltale Signs of it

Hypocrites often fall into these three traps.

Does Empathy Have a 'Dark Side'?

Philosopher Jesse Prinz has argued that empathy is prejudiced and leads to “moral myopia.”

CIA Analysts Love to Read French Philosophy

In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals. 

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