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I'm With Stupid: Setting My Own Stupid Record Straight

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.14.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Are you freaking kidding me? I go on a health-food cleanse for one week, and Hostess suddenly files for bankruptcy? Come on. Was I seriously the last person keeping the company afloat?

Gender Discrimination: Religious vs. Secular

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Is there a stronger element of coercion when gender roles are imposed in a completely secular context versus the confines of ritual practice?

WATCH: Poem Bashes Religion While Praising Jesus

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion

One man has taken to YouTube to express his views on Jesus and religion. His verdict? Jesus trumps religion, hands down. The video, titled "Why I ...

George Lucas vs. Hollywood Racism: Who Will Prevail?

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Christian Piatt

Lucas himself noted that this was perhaps the first major "all black action film" ever made. He pointed out that few with African Americans playing all major roles ever made it to wide distribution, save for the frugally produced work of Tyler Perry.

Federal Judge Orders Removal Of Prayer Mural In Rhode Island School

AP | Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A federal judge has ordered the immediate removal of a prayer mural displayed in the auditorium of a Rhode Island public high scho...

Haiti's Vodou: A World Of Wonder And Surrender

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Gina Athena Ulysse

As Haiti returns to the mainstream media this week to mark the second anniversary of the quake, let's remember the spirits.

More Science Or More Arts & Humanities?

Victor Udoewa | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

We do need wisdom in the application of science. Perhaps scientists should study the humanities.

Young Missionaries In New Hampshire Separate Church From State

Turnstyle | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

If campaigning for Republican Presidential candidates in New Hampshire sounds like hard work, try going door to door on primary weekend for Jesus.

Why I Haven't Written For The Religion Section In Ages

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Maybe religion is about exploration and I am Magellan on a long voyage to stake my great straits. However, my journey has been far from great, or nice and straight.

GOP Candidates Go After Tim Tebow's Endorsement

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Nevermind politicians and pundits. Certain Republican presidential candidates are hoping for an endorsement from an even higher power: Denver Broncos ...

Tim Tebow Infiltrates the Secular Cathedral of Sport

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.11.2012 | Sports
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Yes, I'm a Tim Tebow fan. And not only because he's the underdog who pulls off miraculous victories, the scrappy boyish quarterback who always snatches victory from the jaws of defeat.

Joshua Hersh

Jewish Extremists Prompt Culture War In Israel | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- If they hadn't been stirred already by the female soldier who was called a "slut" on a public bus, or the 8-year-old girl spit on by neig...

2012 Prayers Of The People On Facebook

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Over the past few years on my Facebook page, I have regularly called for people to lift up joys and struggles for the community to hold in prayer. In 2012, I thought I would try something a little different.

Still Seeking 'The Ineffable' in 2012

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there." -- Rumi "If you want special illumination, look upon the h...

Zach Carter

Santorum's Catholic Problem | Zach Carter | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is a darling of the Christian right, and made a tremendous showing among evangelicals in the Iowa cauc...

'Don't Say Gay' -- But 'Sodomite,' 'Pervert' Are Fine

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The same state senate that last year was pushing the "Don't Say Gay" bill is this year pushing what can be called the "Do Say Pervert" bill. I'm talking about Tennessee, where the GOP senate last year became a national laughing stock.

The Christmas Spirit?

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.21.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

Last cold Christmas morning I took a traditional dogwalk through S.F.'s fabled Haight-Ashbury. It was pretty much empty of people on the streets. But left behind were a fair number of unfortunate souls lying in doorways.

Discovering The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar is a sparkling and sharp slice of life that, in presenting four personal stories, reflects and illuminates universal truths.

The Irony of 'Love the Sinner But Hate the Sin'

Aaron Anson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Aaron Anson

Should we love both the sinner and the sin? For Christians to hate either one or both is to hate oneself. Our greatest enemy is the one we look at in the mirror each day.

A Black Mark on the Israeli Society, One That We Must Erase

Shelly Yachimovich | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Shelly Yachimovich

Forbidden pavements for women. Sounds like a science fiction movie featuring an especially grim, hallucinatory reality. Yet this is a reality. And this kind of reality, in the State of Israel, in the 21st century, puts a black mark on the Israeli society.

Is God in Our Genes?

Margaret Weinberg | Posted 03.04.2012 | Religion
Margaret Weinberg

If being spiritual can make people healthier and bring them together, then it wouldn't matter if God was in our genes or up in the sky, it would be the act of believing itself that was important.

If You Could See Israel Naked

Bradley Burston | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

If we could see the Jewish world naked, we might well see a new Judaism emerging this new year, stripped of xenophobia and 19th century clothes for 21st century issues. In the long run, it could save the Jewish people from extinction. If we're lucky, it could save Israel as well.

Intelligent Design Is Dead: A Christian Perspective

Paul Wallace | Posted 03.03.2012 | Religion
Paul Wallace

For a person of faith, Intelligent Design is not just an unnecessary choice; it is a harmful one. It reduces God to a kind of holy tinkerer. It locates the divine in places of ignorance and obscurity.

Imagine We Care About 'Imagine'

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home
Carol Smaldino

On the Channel 4, WNBC New Year's Eve extravaganza a few minutes before midnight, Cee Lo Green sang -- instead of "No religion too" -- "all religions true," and it's so not okay

Top Christian Stereotypes of 2011

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I thought for my final post of the year that I might share my "favorite" Christian stereotypes of the year.