Religion

Can We Say That Anyone Is Definitely 'Rotting in Hell'?

Can We Say That Anyone Is Definitely 'Rotting in Hell'?

After cult leader Charles Manson died on Sunday, the New York Post canonized him... to hell.

Playboy Says Terms Like ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Aren’t Helpful. But Did Playboy Give Us Toxic Masculinity?

Playboy Says Terms Like ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Aren’t Helpful. But Did Playboy Give Us Toxic Masculinity?

Playboy's sex doctor, Dr. Debra W. Soh, argued that a healthy sex drive should not be confused with toxic masculinity or predatory behavior. 

Why Apple’s Diversity Chief is Out

Why Apple’s Diversity Chief is Out

Denise Young Smith, Apple's vice president for diversity and inclusion, is leaving the company, reports say.

'I Love You Daddy' is a Triumph of Relativism

'I Love You Daddy' is a Triumph of Relativism

The response to Louis C.K.’s movie 'I Love You Daddy' proves C.S. Lewis was right about the nature of relativism.

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

The cultural historian Jacques Barzun suggested that persecution is just as likely to germinate in an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry as under an atmosphere of repression.

Did Early Christians Believe that Mary was a Teen Mother? It's Complicated

Did Early Christians Believe that Mary was a Teen Mother? It's Complicated

The Proto-gospel of James tends to fill in gaps left by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

The types of things parents discuss (or don't) with their kids are quite revealing.

Why Do Powerful Men Want to Masturbate in Front of Women?

Why Do Powerful Men Want to Masturbate in Front of Women?

Many of Hollywood's brightest stars have been accused of what a sex therapist calls ‘eroticized rage’.

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said 'Well done girls' when addressing a group that included a transgender student.

Scholar: ‘Human Dignity’ Rare Before Christianity

Scholar: ‘Human Dignity’ Rare Before Christianity

There’s reason to believe that human dignity could become a rarity again in a post-Christian world.

Muslim Inbreeding is a Huge Problem--And People Don't Want to Talk About It

Muslim Inbreeding is a Huge Problem--And People Don't Want to Talk About It

Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.

Famous Author: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Atheism’

Famous Author: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Atheism’

A surprising claim from an author who took his own life three years later.

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

HBO’s hit show 'Silicon Valley' recently skewered the trend of using 'empathy' to grandstand and feel good without actually doing anything. 

What is Terrorism? What do Terrorists Even Want?

What is Terrorism? What do Terrorists Even Want?

Terrorism is not an ideology like communism or capitalism.

Questioning 'Diversity' is the New Blasphemy

Questioning 'Diversity' is the New Blasphemy

Duke theology professor Paul Griffiths criticized diversity, sparking disciplinary actions against him. Now he's a former Duke professor. 

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Why Pop Culture (and ‘Say Yes to the Dress’) are Going Wild for Polyamory
Dostoyevsky on Why Lust is Dangerous

Dostoyevsky on Why Lust is Dangerous

Lust and its corrupting power are a central theme in Dostoyevsky's masterpiece 'The Brothers of Karamazov.'

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.

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?

Tolkien’s Odd Alternate Ending to 'The Lord of the Rings'

Tolkien’s Odd Alternate Ending to 'The Lord of the Rings'

In November 1944, J.R.R. Tolkien described an ending to The Lord of the Rings that fans of his epic tale will find unfamiliar. 

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

If Pope Francis wishes to identify institutions that breed conflict and poverty, he'd do better by turning his attention to states and big banks.

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

The seeking of the good of all does not require the violation of individual rights and interests.

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