Why We Disagree on Moral Issues

Back and forth we go, arguing about who’s right on moral issues. I know of no easy solution to that problem, but I can offer insights into WHY liberals and conservatives differ. The key is seeing the individual components of morality. [Read more…]

A Defense of Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America has gotten a lot of pushback against its new policy to allow gay Scouts. Let’s critique one of those attacks. The Boy Scouts’ own principles undermine it. [Read more…]

A Biblical Foundation for American Freedoms?

Some Christian history revisionists eagerly claim biblical precedents for the pioneering rights that the U.S. Constitution. But compare it with the Ten Commandments and the differences become clear. [Read more…]

Same-Sex Marriage Leads to Police State

I recently attended the same-sex wedding of a friend, so I was particularly interested to read an article arguing against it. I was surprised to learn the inevitable terminus of this slippery slope. [Read more…]

Thoughts on the Boston Bombing

I have a tenuous connection with the Boston Marathon because I watched a few finishes years ago. It reminds me of another bomb plot that didn’t end the same way. [Read more…]

Gay Marriage, Abortion, and Open Mindedness

A Republican senator reversed himself on same-sex marriage and now supports it. What causes a change in so fundamental an issue? And how does this apply to abortion? [Read more…]

A Debt to Christianity?

A popular article argues that all of us—atheists, too—owe a great debt to Christianity. It grounds the stable Western society that we take for granted. (Or does it?) [Read more…]

What Would a Religious Constitution Look Like?

The U.S. Constitution is secular, which provides protection to both atheists and believers, but this trait is under attack by Christian revisionists. They pretend that it’s actually religious. Let’s consider what a religious constitution would actually look like. [Read more…]

The U.S. Constitution is 100 Percent Secular—or Is It?

Christians are eager to imagine the founding fathers building the nation’s foundation on a Christian footing. Is the Law of the Land secular? Or do these Christians have a point? [Read more…]

Religion and Sports: Just Cultural Traits?

Religion and sports both have important dates throughout the calendar. They both have sacred designs and special clothes. They both have revered spaces. Superstition in sports is like supernatural belief in religion. They both create an “us” and a “them.” How far can we take this comparison? [Read more…]