What Does It Mean To Be Human?

For a high school English project, recent graduate Peter had to come up with a creative response to the following question: What does it mean to be human? Here’s what he did and what he observed: … I interviewed 100 people on the street, and, interestingly, very few of them chose to define themselves by [Read More...]

Martin Marty and Krista Tippett on Fundamentalisms

One of my favorite podcasts is NPR’s program, Speaking of Faith, a conversation on “religion, meaning, ethics and ideas”. Each week the host, Krista Tippett, interviews scholars and practitioners from a stunning variety of religious backgrounds – evangelicals, Muslims, atheist humanists, Mormons, Catholics, Buddhists, Jews, even a Haitian Vodou priest with a PhD. Recently I [Read More...]

Bobby Jindal on McCain’s VP Short List

Word on the street is that John McCain is meeting with potential running mates this coming weekend. Among them: Mitt Romney… Governor Charlie Crist of Florida… and Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. I’m worried. Not because I think McCain will have a strong enough ticket to beat Barack Obama. But because of that third option. [Read More...]

The Will of God

Bored? Then go to Google and see what happens if you type in: will of god… Oh boy. I wonder what other unintentional religious search results there are… (via Reddit) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

High School Principal Quits Over Gay/Straight Alliance Group

I don’t know whether to be angry or not. Eddie Walker, principal at Irmo High School in South Carolina, is resigning at the end of the next school year. Why? Because a Gay/Straight Alliance group is being allowed to form at his school and he can’t deal with it. In a letter sent to the [Read More...]


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