Effectively navigating the discussion of Islam in modern society is more difficult than ever, but it is also more important than ever.
Archive for Category: "RELIGION"
The sequel to 2014’s evangelical romp doubles down on its themes of persecution, atheist-bashing and tone-deaf proselytizing. Avoid, but only with open eyes.
That time James Randi uncovered the deceptions of a famous faith healer.
A Rachel Maddow segment from last year provides important context for and traces the historical threads that underlie the current standoff in Burns, Oregon.
Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim hostility is being used for recruitment purposes by Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group.
Debunking witless memes is a thankless job, but someone’s got to do it.
I highlight two recent podcasts from the Sam Harris catalog: an inspirational chat with an ex-Westboro member, and an unpacking of a psychologist’s controversial take on empathy.
Obama’s remarks at a recent LGBT event have ruffled the feathers of the usual suspects, who respond by stoking conservative prejudices with a cargo container of hyperbole.
A brief lesson in epistemology illustrates how biblical literalism at best provides non-answers and at worst is self-defeating.
Kevin Roose’s sojourn turned memoir is an honest, transparent, balanced look into a cultural divide that seems more unbridgeable by the year.
The pastor who tried atheism out for a year has announced his conclusion.
A scholarly review of David Barton’s pseudo-history is now available online.