More from Daniel Schwindt on de Tocqueville, this time about how Americans–because of their rationalism and individualism–tend to see both religion and morality in terms of what is “useful.” (Again, thanks to Daniel Broaddus.) [Read more…]
Religion journalist John Allen has written a book entitled The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution. The Washington Post has an interesting interview with him about the phenomenon. Read excerpts after the jump. [Read more…]
This is the monument that the Satanists are trying to erect next to that of the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma state capitol.
The rise of religion globally threatens human rights, according to British academic Stephen Hopgood in an op-ed piece in the Washington Post. After the jump, read his argument and consider the thoughts I raise. [Read more…]
After the jump, the top religion news stories of 2013, based on a poll of the Religion Newswriters Association. Strangely downplayed or omitted: the persecution of Christians in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East; the new assaults on religious liberty; the new prominence of aggressive atheism; the rise of the “nones.”
What do you think should be included? What do you think of this list? Was 2013 a good year or a bad year for religion? [Read more…]