Last year, I wrote that 2014 was a great year for the transhumanism movement. But 2015 was simply incredible -- it might end up being called a breakout year.
I have never been completely comfortable as a progressive Christian. Yes, the term helps somewhat to alleviate the sense people sometimes get that I'm some kind of crazy, bible-thumping evangelical trying to convert them. "A progressive Christian?" most of them ask. They've never heard of it.
From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.
In the current state of the political and cultural world, one doesn't need to look far to see religious pluralism done wrong. A candidate for presiden...
Humanity as a whole has never ever agreed about Who or What or Whether God is.
I believe that people who are born into Islam are entitled to the same human rights as the rest of us, including the rights to leave that faith and speak of their own experience without being branded some sort of racist native informant.
It's a question I'm asked every year. "Since you grew up without religion, what did you do on Christmas?" When I was younger the query surprised m...
Fully accountable parents must encourage their children to boldly evaluate the inevitable influx of new information with which they will be presented, and prepare them to deal openly with any resulting cognitive dissonance.
My choice to leave the faith does not and did not imply that I had no interest in what moves the human heart. I had always had my convictions about Christianity and it was almost two years ago when I decided that I didn't want to dictate my life based on some outside belief.
A lot of people these last few thousand years seem to be obsessed with something called "purpose" --especially with people having a purpose, actions having a purpose, life having a purpose.
A funny thing happened while recently flipping channels and tuning in to the middle of Stephen Colbert's Late Show interview with guest Bill Maher. ...
"Crisis-talk," including talk about religious crises, dominates media and discourse currently. Terrorism. Migration. Economies. Morality. These and others are big-screen topics, but they reflect the small accumulating evidences.
he way I see it, human beings are fleeing oppression and we have a secular moral obligation to help. America is a nation of immigrants -- many of which came here fleeing oppression. We should be able to empathize with these Syrian refugees.
To be sure, there are deep divisions related to some moral and political issues in our time, but if we think of ourselves as allies of the Good, rather than enemies of one another, perhaps we can then carve out enough common ground to work together for the common good.
If we really want to help people, there are tangible things we can do. Does your friend have cancer? Offer to hire a cleaning service for her, or take her a meal. Buy her some warm pajamas. Do something real to help.
Indiscriminate evil ought to shut down theology, but instead it drives many us real-world Leftovers into more serious religious belief.