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Is it Wrong to Mock Religious Beliefs and Institutions?

The Danish publication of satirical cartoons of Muhammad generated a lot of heated discussion about the moral and political legitimacy of satirizing …

Is Joel Osteen Really Leaving the Christian Faith, Lambasting the Bible and Launching His Own Religion?

An elaborate hoax setup to trick followers of Pastor Joel Osteen into believing that he has left Christian ministry is capturing a fair bit of attention.<p>The ploy apparently gained so much steam that a representative felt the need to respond to inquiries on the preacher’s official Twitter account, …

Atheism and Agnosticism

North Korea Appears to Be Prepping a Fourth Nuclear Test

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A South Korean newspaper is reporting that North Korean troops are scurrying around the site where …

Why Obama's Social Security Cuts Are Our Wake-Up Call

No jobs. No growth. Falling income. Unaffordable colleges. A dying middle class. Young people without hope. The greatest economic inequality in modern history.<p>And yet, in the midst of the Long Depression, we're told that the president intends to cuts Social Security.<p>According to reports, the new …

Retirement

Freedom of Religion Requires Freedom From Religion

Conservatives insist that the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, and argue against strict separation of church …

The secular must accept that religion can save

On religion we are as needful of guidance as any loving god could wish. Sky Father or Earth Mother or nothing? And, if it is nothing, is it nothing …

Krauthammer Warns: Gay Marriage Case Could Lead to All-Out ‘Assault on Religion’

Syndicated columnist and political commentator Charles Krauthammer said this week that the gay marriage case before the Supreme Court could be the first step to an “assault on religion.”<p>“It gets really sticky,” Krauthammer said on “Inside Washington.” “If the court were to decide that to deny …

Lazy Religion Tackles Gay Marriage: With Liberty and Justice for Most

With liberty and justice for most... Wait that's not it. Some? A few? Oh no, it's liberty and justice for all.<p>I was raised in the Bible Belt, a hyper-conservative Christian who in the past few years has had his worldview crushed and rebuilt at the hands of experience. Where I once would have …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Christianity As State Religion Supported By One-Third Of Americans, Poll Finds

Although the North Carolina House of Representatives killed a bill Thursday that would have paved the way for establishing an official state religion, a new national HuffPost/YouGov poll finds widespread support for doing so.<p>The new survey finds that 34 percent of adults would favor establishing …

Obama's Lesson: 'Look at the World Through Their Eyes'

President Obama got it just about perfect in his Jerusalem speech when he urged Israelis to see the world through the eyes of Palestinians. That portion of his remarks was so compelling it deserves to be quoted in full:<p>"But the Palestinian people's right to self-determination, their right to …

Israel