Religion

Moral Outrage as Compensation for Guilt: An Explanation for 21st Century Campus Violence

Moral Outrage as Compensation for Guilt: An Explanation for 21st Century Campus Violence

Why are students protesting with greater vigor than any time since the civil unrest of the 60s and 70s?

How Religion in America Differed From Religion in Europe

How Religion in America Differed From Religion in Europe

Alexis de Tocqueville noticed an important difference during his travels in the 1830s.  

3 Must-Read Books on the West's Abandonment of Religion

3 Must-Read Books on the West's Abandonment of Religion

What happens when the religious beliefs that undergird a culture are pulled out from under it, as has happened in the West?

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.

Nobody Knows Where the Word ‘Religion’ Comes From

Nobody Knows Where the Word ‘Religion’ Comes From

The etymology of the term is a mystery

Roots of Our Insecurities

Roots of Our Insecurities

Maybe it’s more than just bad wiring in the brain.

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Are You Religiously Literate?

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Are You Religiously Literate?

As the Western world becomes more secular, religious knowledge is on the decline. 

How do we spend our time?

How do we spend our time?

What do we ultimately live for? To merely escape reality?

The Definitive Test For World Religions
James Madison on the Separation of Church and State

James Madison on the Separation of Church and State

The ‘father of the Constitution’ didn’t like government and religion commingling one bit.  

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that guided him on his ‘bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection’

Why Benjamin Franklin Hated Going to Church

Why Benjamin Franklin Hated Going to Church

In his Autobiography, Franklin explained why he seldom attended church services.

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

Locke said tolerance was the chief characteristic of the true Christian.

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

‘If you take away religion, you can’t hire enough police.’

Psychologist: Social Justice the new Religious Fundamentalism
How Pagan Writings Convinced a Famous Atheist to Convert to Christianity

How Pagan Writings Convinced a Famous Atheist to Convert to Christianity

"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."

Why Atheists are Joining the Homeschool Ranks

Why Atheists are Joining the Homeschool Ranks

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.

Oh, no! WhereWhitePeopleMeet.com Exists

Oh, no! WhereWhitePeopleMeet.com Exists

The cultural reaction is telling. 

Can Religion Help Rejuvenate the Black Community?

Can Religion Help Rejuvenate the Black Community?

By sidelining religion, have we unintentionally contributed to other economic, social, and political problems which plague American life?

These 12 Simone Weil Quotes Are Genius!!!

These 12 Simone Weil Quotes Are Genius!!!

Albert Camus described the French philosopher as “the only great spirit of our time.”

Religion is Down, Spirituality is Up

Religion is Down, Spirituality is Up

A surprising conundrum from Pew Research.

Most Americans Say Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools

Most Americans Say Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools

Are people tired of the "War on Christmas" in public schools?

Yikes! One-Third of Americans Can’t Name ANY First Amendment Rights
Sharia Law: Accepted in America?

Sharia Law: Accepted in America?

The Koran gives a few hints of what American Sharia law might look like.

Have we reached the end of history?

Have we reached the end of history?

Francis Fukuyama’s words about democracy against today’s realities.

Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

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.

The Gospel of Lincoln

The Gospel of Lincoln

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.

What American Students Learned about the Pilgrims in 1913 vs. Today

What American Students Learned about the Pilgrims in 1913 vs. Today

Do the Pilgrims deserve more than two paragraphs in today’s history textbooks? 

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