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Resolved: Eating Animals Is Indefensible

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bruce Friedrich

I've been spending a lot of time discussing the ethics of eating animals with college debate teams; I argue that vegetarianism is an ethical imperative, and my adversaries argue that it's not.

Beyond the Theism/Atheism Divide: A Plea for Humility

John Thatamanil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Thatamanil

The squabbles between fundamentalists and the New Atheists are tragic because left-leaning religious communities and progressive atheists cannot find each other, thus failing to make common cause on a shared vision of ecological and social justice.

A Darwinian Can Be a Christian, Too

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Those of us who think that science and religion can be reconciled need to keep searching for a satisfactory solution to the puzzle of the necessity of humans and the non-directionality of Darwinism.

What Evangelicals and Atheists Have in Common

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

But I believe both the New Atheists (advocating life over God) and the Constitutional Evangelicals (advocating life under God) are far closer in their values and worldview than either would like to acknowledge.

The Temptation of Faith Fibbing for Jesus

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

The rule that many Christians seem to follow when they lay their hands on their keyboards is "Ridicule your enemies; misrepresent those who hate you; caricature and malign those that mistreat you."

Richard Dawkins: Arrest The Pope During UK Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, two of the world's most prominent atheist intellectuals, are seeking means to try the pope for crimes agains...

The Catholic Church: Why Richard Dawkins Was Right and I Was Wrong

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

The Catholic Church shows no concern whatsoever for its victims of abuse, only fear of the story getting out. It is corrupt and should be eradicated.

Atheism, Conversion, and Class

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shelley Emling

Converts to theism are disproportionately from upper and upper-middle-class social groups while converts to atheism are disproportionately from lower social groups.

Intelligent Design: Did God Create Through Law or Miracle?

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

If God created through miracle, why do organisms all carry the marks of a lawbound origin, evolution through natural selection? If He created through law, why did He use such a painful and at times dysfunctional mechanism as natural selection?

The Unseen And Unknowable Has No Place In Science

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Michael Johnson

For those of you who grew up being taught to believe in unseen and unknowable forces but are now feeling like you've been hoodwinked, don't be afraid to say so.

Social Darwinism: A Bad Idea With a Worse Name

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

If there's no connection to evolution, then why is it called social Darwinism? It shouldn't be -- and it's time we changed the name to stop the confusion.

Atheists Meet In Melbourne To Celebrate Lack Of Faith

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia is bringing together more than 2,000 scientists, philosophers, writers, and comedians to celebra...

Bringing the Vatican to Justice

Sam Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sam Harris

I confess that, as a critic of religion, I have paid too little attention to the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. But now I have been awakened from my unconscionable slumber on this issue.

A Little Matter of Science, Superiority, and Racism: New Atheism's Dangerous Waters

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Josh Schrei

Bluntly, the culture from which modern atheism has sprung -- science and academia -- has a long history of distorted claims of superiority that well-meaning atheists would do best to avoid.

Why Are Some People Atheists?

New Scientist | Lois Lee and Stephen Bullivant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

If religion comes so naturally to us, why are so many people, especially in western Europe, apparently resistant to it? New Scientist calls for scient...

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.

Science Writing At Its Finest? Richard Dawkins's 'Oxford Book Of Modern Science Writing'

The New York Review of Books | Jeremy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeremy Bernstein The New York Review of Books A Bouquet of Science "The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing" edited by Richard Dawkins Oxford Univ...

The Lost Delusion

Greg Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Evans

Watching Lost has always been an act of faith. Polar bears, time travel, everything -- it's one long benefit of the doubt. But something's different this season, some conversion where faith has become Faith.

Richard Dawkins and Atheist Crimes

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rory Fitzgerald

For many years now Richard Dawkins has been working to discredit all belief in God. He has now said that he wants to have the Pope arrested when he comes to Britain for later this year for covering up "crimes against humanity".

Atheists For Haiti

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Shermer

On Friday, January 15, I received in email from Richard Dawkins explaining that his Executive Director Elizabeth Cornwell has organized a campaign to ...

The Religious Decade: 2000 To 2010

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The following 10 stories show the breadth of religious actors and events and how deeply they affected the last 10 years of American and world history.

Just Listen (I Doubt It) Evolution Interrupted

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I am not an evolution doubter. I believe it is real. I believe it has happened to bring us to where we are now. However, I also believe that it is on hiatus.

Can Science Explain Religion?

The New York Review of Books | H. Allen Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

H. Allen Orr The New York Review of Books The Evolution of God by Robert Wright Little, Brown, 567 pp., $25.99 1. Robert Wright is not afr...

Please Don't Tolerate Me, Reverend Senator Díaz

Johnathan Wilber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johnathan Wilber

I guess I need one of these evangelists to explain the "it's nothing personal" thing to me. Because frankly I can't imagine a single thing more personal than denying my family rights.

Proof of God Never Stands Still

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Science has steadily eroded religion by saying, in essence, that there is no proof that satisfies experimental inquiry.