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The Unquenchable and Endless Thirst for War -- Thomas Paine Warns the NeoCons Are Coming... Again!

Ian Ruskin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Ian Ruskin

Enter Thomas Paine, the one truly radical Founding Father, who was fighting for that soul of America. He was also the man who inspired a long and bloody war through his words in Common Sense and American Crisis, words often quoted by Neocons.

How the Death of a Deist Launched America's First Missionary

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

Parents have every reason to worry about sending their children to universities where the worldview is often hostile toward people of faith and where moral habits take a battering. But you never know how things will turn out.

When You Can't Love Someone's God, Then What?

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

As a Universalist deist, I believe that regardless of the claims by various religious apologists, it is humans who are looking up at the sky, imagining what the Divine First Cause might be. We can no more understand its scope than plankton can understand the ocean.

Where Does Morality Come From?

KidSpirit | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

Is morality like the laws of physics, ironclad dicta from nature? Or is morality like language, where there is no "right answer" but different languages that different groups of people speak? These are eternal questions with many answers.

Dave Ramsey's Deism And The Economics Of Jubilee

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Though Christian financial "guru" Dave Ramsey claims not to understand Occupy Wall Street, he does know why protesters want to raise taxes on the wealthy: We are sinners. "At the core of this demand," he says, "is envy."

Darwin And Atheism

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Charles Darwin himself would be embarrassed greatly by atheist flags associated with him, especially atheist flags flown in celebration of his birthday.

Evolution Presupposes Design, So Why the Controversy?

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ervin Laszlo

Evolution of life presupposes intelligent design. But the design it presupposes is not the design of the products of evolution; it's the design of its preconditions.

Practicing Science -- With or Without Religion?

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

The problem for the working scientist is that the essence of science is a self-conscious and mandatory objectivity -- which means dogma and doctrine are essentially antithetical.

The God Series, Part II: Looking at God

Larry Beinhart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Beinhart

If we start with belief in a meaningful, beneficent, all powerful God, this is the root question: Why won't God make himself clear?