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Is the Repellent Mockery of Others the New American Norm?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Why are most articles written with sentences in the declarative instead of the interrogative structure? Is it because people prefer to be told what to think instead of being asked to think? If yes, could this preference explain some of the seeming madness going on in America today?

He's Right

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Amanda Botfeld

Kasich's proposal is right on the money. We need to reinstitutionalize patriotism. We need to reincorporate our values. And if history is any indicator, we ought to do it sooner rather than later.

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Urge Aggressive Defense Of 'Judeo-Christian Tradition' | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Home

Republican lawmakers in Kansas want the state Legislature to call on the U.S. military to aggressively defend the "Judeo-Christian tradition" in the f...

Jewish Values and the Judeo-Christian Tradition Do Not Belong to the Fundamentalist Right

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 04.27.2013 | Home
Menachem Rosensaft

President Obama's religious philosophy is broadminded rather than regressive, openhearted and ecumenical rather than narrowly focused on the beliefs and dogmas of the most inflexible absolutists on the theological spectrum. His worldview does not reject out of hand the tenets of other faith communities.

Frank Pastore Gets the Last Word

Mark Joseph | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Mark Joseph

The Japanese poet Ayako Miura once observed: "Our last great mission in life is to die well." By any measure, Frank Pastore didn't just die, he died well with the quiet confidence that many fellow true believers carry with them.

Why Friday the 13th Is a Very Lucky Day, Indeed!

Donna Henes | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Donna Henes

Up until the patriarchal revolution, both Fridays and 13s were held in the very highest esteem. Both the day and the number were associated with the Great Goddesses, and therefore, regarded as the sacred essence of luck and good fortune.

Religious Themes In The Budget Debate

Brad Reid | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Brad Reid

Our modern questions about the role of government and the allocation of social resources are truly ancient questions that are not resolved by sound bites on television.

The Return Of 'Christian America'?

Kevin M. Schultz | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home
Kevin M. Schultz

There is a long history to the idea that the United States is a Christian nation. The idea has come and gone with the prevailing politics.

My Weak Muslim President

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Feffer

Weak on national security: This is the curse of the Democrats -- even though they have waged wars at least as assiduously as Republicans. Alas, Obama has been weak on national security in the same way that he's been a Muslim: not at all.

Mosque Is About Fear and Hate, the Real Harvest of War

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hal Donahue

The Vietnam conflict is far, far different from today's wars. What is not different is the highly toxic effect that war has on a nation and its people.

Democratic Values, Islam and the Judeo-Christian Tradition Fallacy

Stuart Whatley | Posted 10.19.2012 | Home
Stuart Whatley

Models for pluralistic societies based on liberal democratic values exist throughout the historical landscape, independent of the Judeo-Christian tradition. It bodes well that they may be freely adopted by all cultures.

Thanksgiving(?) Again

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Gordon

I was attacked for an earlier post as un-American for acknowledging Canada's Thanksgiving celebration and for not celebrating America's. Rest assured! I fully intend to celebrate next month as well.

Pat Robertson and Haiti

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Mark Joseph

I think it's a healthy thing that, unlike clergymen in some countries, our clerics air their opinions in public and subject themselves to the scrutiny of all Americans.

Rep. Cantor: An Exclusivist Caucus of One

David A. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David A. Harris

In the historically Democratic demographic of the Jewish community, there is now only one Republican congressman -- Eric Cantor (R-VA). And he is doing his part to think narrowly and exclusively.

What Should Obama Tell the Muslim World?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Muslims and Arabs would like to hear a lot from President Obama, starting with Palestine, Iraq and the U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf. Whi...

Secular Life in Post-Christian America

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Ledewitz

Today, we are still a Judeo-Christian culture with a sizeable secular representation. Tomorrow, we will be a secular culture with a sizeable Judeo-Christian representation. What will replace religion's insight?