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Religion and Sports: Just Cultural Traits?

How similar are religion and sports?

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...]

Why Map of World Religions but not World Science?

Map of world religions

A map of world religions shows that, in contrast to science, religious answers to life’s Big Questions depend on location—hardly a compelling foundation on which to build truth claims. [Read more...]

Map of the History of Religion

I made an interesting discovery a few years ago. Not an especially unique discovery, I’ll admit, and rather obvious in hindsight. But here goes. The Eastern Mediterranean spawned three great religions: Judaism, then Christianity, and then Islam. With Christianity dominant in the US, it’s easy to focus only on this region. But northern India also [Read More...]

Map of World Religions

A map of world religions is a convenient way to show that (in contrast to science), religious answers to life’s Big Questions depend on location—hardly a compelling foundation on which to build truth claims. [Read more...]


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