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'Empathic Civilization': When Both Faith And Reason Fail, Stepping Up To The Age of Empathy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

Today, a new generation of scientists, scholars, and social reformers are beginning to challenge some of the underlying assumptions of both the Age of Faith and the Age of Reason, taking us into the Age of Empathy.

Preaching to the Choir: Metro and 30/10 Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With a tip of my Metro cap to Bob Dylan for his special telling of the sacrifice of Isaac, over the weekend I took a virtual drive out on Highway 61. ...

Newsflash: Educated Liberals, Atheists More likely to Label Themselves Smart

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Schrei

In my long running dialogue with atheists on belief, science, organized religion, and the nature of the universe, one theme recurs quite frequently. A...

Me and My Rabbi, My Rabbi and Me

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

This article first appeared in the Jerusalem Post on January 13th 2010 and is reproduced here by permission of the Post - We wouldn't...

Göbekli Tepe Complex of Interpretation

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Context It's been said that history is written by victors. What hasn't been said - because it is rather self-evident - is that history is written in ...

Farrakhan Predicts 'White Right' Trouble For Obama, Recounts Mexico UFO Vision

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion


Why Lord?

Duchess Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Duchess Harris

"Black America stands at the precipice. African American unemployment is at its highest in 25 years. Thirty-five percent of our children live in poor...

Announcing HuffPost Religion: Believers and Non-Believers Welcome

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

Whether you are a believer or not, the role of religion in our society is an essential conversation to have... which is why I'm delighted to announce that we are launching HuffPost Religion.

Forget God, Drink Responsibly and Save the World One Person at A Time

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brad Hirschfield

Purim is a four-part exercise is having a great time, reconnecting with friends, celebrating the past and helping to make a better future. If that isn't a great holiday, I don't know what is.

How Does God Respond To Corruption And Violence?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

There is a saying that we are more punished by our sins than for our sins. In other words, there is a price to pay for going off track.

Trying to Comprehend a "Billion Times Bigger" God

Paul Wagler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Wagler

We live in the Star Trek generation. Images of space travel are commonplace in movies and on TV. But most of us are oblivious to how drastically our w...

Simplify and Let Go of Stress

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

In terms of the materiality in the world and the way that technology is functioning today, there's so much available to us that was never available before.

Chaplains Keep Wary Eye On Don't Ask/Don't Tell Repeal News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As Congress and the Pentagon grapple with a proposal to allow gays to serve openly in the military, some chaplains -- especially evangelicals -- worry...

Religious Freedom And Its Critics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Government has a pivotal initiating and coordinating role, however, and the report calls for the NSC to define the strategic parameters of engagement ...

I Can't Think Of One Religious Reason Against Health Care Reform -- Can You?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Health care reform is fundamentally about keeping health care costs affordable for those who already have some kind of insurance, and making it available for the millions who do not have it.

Criminal Miscarriage, or Miscarriage of Justice?

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

Seventeen years ago this spring, I miscarried a very wanted pregnancy at 16 weeks. Under new legislation passed by Utah's legislature, I might have been charged with criminal homicide.

Fatwas Can Be A Force For Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

to most Muslims, the word fatwa is not a political term, but an unbinding religious edict issued by erudite scholars who take into consideration the n...

Disaster, Religion And Resilience In Haiti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Most of us seem to know intuitively that resilience matters for post-disaster recovery, yet we also know that Haiti desperately needs the internationa...

Year Of The Iron Tiger: Sex Addiction, Celebrity And 12-Step Buddhist Recovery

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

If the Buddha were to speak to you he might say, "Bring me your suffering." If you show up in a 12-step meeting, we'll surely say, "Welcome home," and when you walk out the door, "Keep coming back."

Mormons And Catholics Join Forces | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Last Tuesday, Francis George told an audience that Catholics and Mormons must stand together as a "vital bulwark" against those who wanted to "reduce ...

BYU Fans Respond To Religious Taunts From San Diego State Crowd In Teams' First Matchup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Before Wednesday night's matchup between BYU and San Diego State in Provo, Utah, several BYU students called on fellow classmates to dress like missio...

Obama Aides To Meet With Atheists On White House Grounds

McClatchy | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has burnished his Christian credentials, courted Jewish support and preached outreach toward Muslims. On Friday, ...

How the LA Clippers Made Me a Better Hindu

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

As Clippers fans, we've never been attached to the fruits of our fandom because we don't have any fruits to be attached to!

Do We Need More religion In Foreign Policy?

Washington Post, 'On Faith' | Susan Jacoby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

I have rarely read a document filled with more destructive premises and recommendations than the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' 99-page report to ...

Religulous Dogma

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Why do the militant atheists insist on this intellectual dishonesty? Maybe because confrontational language and side-splitting satire help them make their case.