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Despite His Religious Leanings, Atheists Like Obama

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How much faith should the faithless put in Barack Obama? The president said in his inaugural address that the United States is "a nation of Christian...

Watch Out What You Pray For

Adam Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

The Christian right prayed for the end of the world. Sure enough, they got the end of their world. They prayed for a savior -- and got one in spades.

Religious Conviction: Effects on the Human Brain

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When our beliefs are invested in something greater than ourselves, they protect us from anxiety because our attention is not on what is going on inside of us.

Republican Party Bankrupt; Reorganizes As A Church

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

Republican officials wasted no time in taking advantage of their new found status as a religion and began punishing infidels, giving each other impressive titles and handing out funny hats.

How to Green Your Spiritual Life

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Most people who consider themselves at least somewhat spiritual, regardless of their religion or set of beliefs, have realized that caring for the earth is imperative to their spirituality.

Obama in Cairo: The Immutable Sapience of the Good Book(s)

Lionel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I laugh not at the concept and notion of religion or the Bible. I laugh at how anything is susceptible to misinterpretation and how the easily-swayed inspire the most dreadful of behaviors.

Charles Taylor Converts To Judaism, Who Could Be Worse? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Via Foreign Policy, one of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's wives told BBC Radio today that her husband is converting to Judaism. He will pr...

Obama Speech Draws Strong Reactions From Egyptians, Arabs And Israelis

Huffington Post/AP | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has now issued a statement following Obama's Thursday speech. From Jerusalem Post: "The g...

'Muslim World' Label Should Be Discarded: Analysis

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Even before U.S. President Barack Obama utters a word of his long-anticipated June 4 address to "the Muslim world," there is already a problem with th...

Abortion Foes and the False Piety of Life's Sanctity

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Abortion foes believe killing in war is justified, as is lethal injection for convicted criminals and they are almost universally in favor of the death penalty.

Tuberculosis In Muslim World: A Chance For Cooperation

Huffington Post Contributor | Dr. Frederick Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hartman worked in Afghanistan from 1976 until the Soviet invasion in 1979; he returned in 2004, after the Taliban had been removed from power, and spe...

Kemal Ozkan: Turkey's "Sultan Of Circumcision" Upholds Traditional Practices

The Globe and Mail | MATT MOSSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For thousands of Turkish schoolboys each year, the path to manhood leads to a round banquet hall in suburban Istanbul and a seat on a kiddie train....

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 2 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

If dogs had a god, God would be a dog; if horses had a god, God would be a horse. Not all human gods or magical beings have human bodies, but they do, however, have human psyches -- minds with quirks and limitations that are peculiar to our species.

Serbian Rehab Beatings Lead To Torture Charges Against Priest

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia — Police filed torture charges Friday against a Serbian Orthodox priest who allegedly beat a drug rehab patient with a shovel. ...

Alysa Stanton: First Black Female Rabbi

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CINCINNATI — Alysa Stanton began quenching her spiritual thirst early, discovering Judaism after a search that began at age 9 and worried her mo...

Indonesia: Muslim Facebook Rules Spur Media Storm

GlobalPost | Peter Gelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The country briefly dizzied itself this past week after a group of Muslim clerics from the country's largest Islamic organization, the Nahdatul Ulama,...

Black, Gay and Reclaiming 'Civil Rights'

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

Whites don't want to have the difficult conversation and chance being labeled racist for bringing it up, blacks who oppose equality for LGBTs toss out the race card to avoid the discussion.

Afghan Anti-Sunni Books Destroyed

AP | AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The Afghan government quietly dumped more than 1,000 Shiite texts and other books from Iran into a river after a local governor complain...

The Cancer of Religious Narcissism

Philip Slater | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Slater

The bloody clashes between Sikh sects reminds us once again of the intimate bond between religion and violence. It seems to take only the tiniest doc...

CA Court Refuses Charter, Fails to Defend Constitution

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

California Court Proves Theocracy Alive and Well It's a shame gay means happy, because today in California there's not much for anyone to be happy ab...

Nedim Gursel: Turkish Author Tried For Insulting Islam

AP | IBRAHIM USTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL — A Turkish author on trial over accusations that his latest book insulted Islam denied the charges Tuesday and insisted he was respect...

Obama to Muslims: Unclench Your Fist

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amitai Etzioni

Obama recognizes that although most Muslims reject violence, many Muslims do not favor our kind of political system or the full plethora of human rights as we list them.

Nazi Death Squads Being Investigated By Catholic Priest

Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jonathan Brown | The Independent Father Patrick Desbois has spent the past decade piecing together the horrific story of the Nazis' secret death s...

Ireland To Demand Catholic Church Pay Additional Reparations For Child Abuses

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland's government announced Tuesday it will summon Roman Catholic orders and demand they contribute more funds to the thousands of p...

The Blessing of Enough

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

We need a national Sabbath.