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The Mt. Soledad Cross and the Religious Case for Secularization

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

Those who are able to encounter the sacred through those symbols should join the voices of the protesters and call for a more secular state.

What if Mary Did Not Have a Choice?

Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D. | Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion
Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D.

Advent is about the choice to nurture a world reflective of divine justice and individual choice. To participate in a challenge to oppressive powers. Mary chose to participate, to nurture a force pushing against her experience of an occupying empire and furthering equality among peoples.

How Jesus Took America Hostage -- "American Jesus" the Movie

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Schaeffer

American Jesus shows that in the American religious community life goes on as if the Enlightenment had never taken place.

Heaven Forefend the Pope Is Sane!

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The pope just told the American Catholic religious right to shove off. He said that the political game they've been playing on behalf of people like the Koch brothers and Tea Party -- in the name of morality -- threatens, the moral structure of the Church.

Of Those Who Doubt Loyally at Wild Goose

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

We're not loyal to some idea of God based on correct theology, but to the hope that our spiritual longing herself is, might be, will be, a sign to us that truth and beauty exists to be longed for.

Evolving Gallup's Poll On Evolution

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Once again, Gallup has polled Americans on the question of human origins. Once again, the biased wording of the three belief statements on the menu of choices forces respondents into camps that do not reflect the views of many Americans.