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Watch: Probe Into Blair's Work to Save World Through Faith

David Tereshchuk | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Life after power has its inevitable fascination for journalists. The study I've been making of Tony Blair since he left the UK Premiership in 2007 hits the air this weekend.

21 Reasons to Vote Republican

Jane Devin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy
Jane Devin

I still believe Reagan's trickle-down theory will work if we give it more of a chance. I believe the world needs more people like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Pat Robertson, Bill O'Reilly, Michele Bachmann, and Todd Akin.

Cara Santa Maria

Why Is Thinking So Hard?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.23.2012 | Science

2012-08-23-Capture.JPG I was asked to join HuffPost Live Host/Producer Josh Zepps for a conversation about critical thinking. How can we teach this precious skill to students?

Fight for Lakota's Sacred Pe' Sla Brings Miracles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

An amazing idea took hold in the last few weeks. People from around the world decided that they could do something to right a terrible wrong that has existed for hundreds of years here in the United States.

Shut-Down Propaganda and Magical Thinking: Akin as Romney-Ryan Ticket

Beau Friedlander | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

There is simply no other way to explain Akin's crass opposition to life on life's terms and the exigencies that go along with being alive. He is all mission. And he is interchangeable with Paul Ryan. He is Mitt Romney unfiltered.

5 Lessons on Religion From the Killing Fields of Syria

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Clay Farris Naff

If it is true that religion evolved to constrain violence and promote harmony, why is it such a blood-soaked institution? One reason: Although religion expands the circle of moral obligation, not even religions claiming universal reach guarantee decent treatment to all people.

Was Abraham Lincoln an Atheist?

Quora | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Graeme Shimmin, Freelance Writer/Novelist Short answer: probably (at least up to 1862).Longer answer...

Saint Pauli Murray

Carr Harkrader | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
Carr Harkrader

Saints are supposed to have names like Aloysius, Xavier and Francis. They're supposed to be engraved in stone, depicted in colorful stained-glass. But during her lifetime, Pauli Murray never really cared about the way things were "supposed" to be.

The Collage Of God

Mark Oakley | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
Mark Oakley

Ever since my experience working in a hospital chaplaincy as part of my ministerial training, I have had to admit to myself that neat and tidy theologies just don't add up for me.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: What Do Atheists Say About Science, Morality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.20.2012 | Science

I'm an atheist, and I was recently invited to host an episode of "The Point," presented by "The Young Turks." I invited an interesting panel of thi...

Revealed: Surprising Explanation For Megachurches' Popularity

Posted 08.20.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/19/2012 08:11 AM EDT on LiveScience DENVER — More and more Americans are spendin...

The Ethiopian Eunuch as a Foreshadowing of the Coming Gentile Mission (Acts 8:36-49)

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Such a foreshadowing is not a negation of our heritage or "blackness" but expands our scope in embracing the overall Gentile mission affirming that the grace of God can overcome all human constraints.

Signs of Spiritual Awakening

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

If you feel like someone who has been through spiritual transformation or is going through one, surround yourself with peaceful, aware, positive, healthy, and supportive people and circumstances.

Who Would Winthrop Choose?

Saladin Ambar | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

How has the Progressive Party of the Social Gospel gone so far astray of Winthrop? How have so many rewritten Winthrop to serve a "Civil body corporate"?

Professor's Letter Blasting A Few Students For 'Religious Arrogance' In Class Lands On Reddit

Posted 08.19.2012 | College

Dr. Charles Negy, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Central Florida, had to email an extra, elementary lesson to his students ...

Interfaith Dialogue or Delusion?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

In recent events, vigils and prayer meetings following, marking and responding to the horrific murders at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin there were many who beat the inter-religious/interfaith dialogue drum

Your Religion Hurts

David Duran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Duran

Here is my message to my Christian friends: If you love us so much and support us wholeheartedly, then stand up for us. Do not allow the fanatics to taint your goodness. That is precisely what is happening.

Atheist Group Demands N.Y. School District Remove Two Songs That Mention God In Lyrics From Curriculum

Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

A national atheist organization is threatening to sue Shenendehowa Central Schools of Clifton Park, N.Y., if the district does not remove two songs th...

Why Is Religion More Popular in America Than in Western Europe?

Quora | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Glyn Williams, Fan of the Counterintuitive The United States is an outlier when it comes to religios...

Why Faith -- And We -- Need Contradictions

John Backman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
John Backman

So many of us don't like contradictions. They upset the apple carts of our certainty. We're confident that our faith tradition is correct. So we do everything we can to make the contradictions go away. But maybe this kind of headache is precisely what we need.

Conserve Or Transform: Religion’s Dilemma

David M. Gordis | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
David M. Gordis

We need to nurture our ability to hear as well as to speak, to learn as well as to teach, and to do our best to enhance the quality of life for all people. This requires a radical transformation in our understanding of the meaning of religious truth.

Paul Ryan Is a Blessing for American Democracy

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Do Americans really want an Ayn Rand Nation with a few cherry-picked "Christian values" as epitomized by Paul Ryan? This is the question that Americans will be asking themselves in the next months.

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

Acceptable Discrimination?

David A. Schwartz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David A. Schwartz

Why the double standard? What keeps gay discrimination out of the same category as racial discrimination?

Some Big, Civilization-Shaping Ideas From Religion

Robert Fuller | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Religious models such as monotheism, the golden rule and universal dignity are pillars of human civilization. Like science models, their strength is due to the truth they embody, and not dependent upon the zeal of "true believers."