Alexis de Tocqueville noticed an important difference during his travels in the 1830s.
What happens when the religious beliefs that undergird a culture are pulled out from under it, as has happened in the West?
Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.
The etymology of the term is a mystery
Maybe it’s more than just bad wiring in the brain.
As the Western world becomes more secular, religious knowledge is on the decline.
What do we ultimately live for? To merely escape reality?
How well will you do?
The ‘father of the Constitution’ didn’t like government and religion commingling one bit.
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that guided him on his ‘bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection’
In his Autobiography, Franklin explained why he seldom attended church services.
Locke said tolerance was the chief characteristic of the true Christian.
‘If you take away religion, you can’t hire enough police.’
"If I met the idea of sacrifice in a Pagan story I didn’t mind it at all … I liked it very much and was mysteriously moved by it."
With homeschooling growing 61.8% in the last decade, it’s pretty clear that this form of education is no longer the sole domain of the religious right.
The cultural reaction is telling.
By sidelining religion, have we unintentionally contributed to other economic, social, and political problems which plague American life?
Albert Camus described the French philosopher as “the only great spirit of our time.”
A surprising conundrum from Pew Research.
Are people tired of the "War on Christmas" in public schools?
Can you name all five?
The Koran gives a few hints of what American Sharia law might look like.
Francis Fukuyama’s words about democracy against today’s realities.
This month, yes. But back in July, the incoming chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Congressional committee that it was Russia.
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address has achieved a status as American Scripture equaled only by the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Washington’s Farewell Address.
Do the Pilgrims deserve more than two paragraphs in today’s history textbooks?
Yes, the religious can be quite rational.