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Heaven: Are Atheists Welcome?

A couple of weeks ago Pope Francis stated during the homily of his morning mass that all people, even atheists, can ascend to heaven if they fulfill their duty to do good. “Just do good and we’ll find a meeting … Continue reading

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Addendum to Aren’t Religion and Politics both to Blame for the War on Terror

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald sharing my piece in one of his recent columns, I’ve received a lot of thoughtful insight, critiques, and opinions from a variety of readers, concerning my analysis of the “Terrorism Debate” that he, Murtaza Hussain, Sam … Continue reading

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Aren’t Religion and Politics Both to Blame for War on Terror?

Glenn Greenwald, Murtaza Hussain, Andrew Sullivan, Sam Harris, and others have been debating, rather vehemently recently, the subject of terrorism. The primary rift between them is whether or not the violent acts of Muslim extremists are motivated by religion or … Continue reading

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Chick-Fil-A, Free Speech, and Gay Rights

Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-Fil-A, is against gay marriage.  His worldview is one that is shaped by religious, and more specifically Biblical, ideology.  He recently made public, his views on the matter, saying:   “I think we are inviting … Continue reading

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Dissident Nuns?

The recent reaction by the Vatican to an association of American nuns, for “spending too much time on poverty and social justice concerns”, reinforces many of the points I’ve been expressing about organized religion.  Just when a believer argues that … Continue reading

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Civil Rights: Gay Marriage

Why are we debating whether or not gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to get married?  Why are we wasting our time, allowing ignorance to reign supreme, by denying human beings, basic rights that everyone should enjoy?  Do we … Continue reading

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