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September 17, 2013
Pope not Catholic reports The Independent
The Independent is reporting that Pope Francis is a heretic. More precisely The Independent has...
September 12, 2013
Dawkins talks 2.0, and Anglicans just can’t catch a break
There he goes, there he goes again. At the moment, the Rt. anti-Rev. Richard Dawkins...
September 10, 2013
And now, a newsworthy word from the Rt. anti-Rev. Dawkins
First things first. Wait just a minute: Richard Dawkins said what?!? By way of a...
July 30, 2013
Concerning theological Swiss Army knives (think chaplains)
In the world of church-state studies, few puzzles are as tough to crack as those...
July 05, 2013
Why atheists who pray should still be called atheists
What do you call someone who reads the Bible, attends church, prays daily, and believes...
June 25, 2013
Godless congregations copying Christian churches
Every year, approximately 4,000 new churches are started in the U.S. Out of that number,...
June 10, 2013
Is the ‘New Evangelization’ a laughing matter?
In America there are two career fields that have a disproportionate number of agnostics and...
May 23, 2013
Yes, Pope Francis said: All are ‘redeemed!’ Is that news?
Let's start with the actual words spoken by Pope Francis, in his much quoted, and...
May 09, 2013
O ye gods! WPost blazes trail in AP heresy (updated)
A reading, according to the Stylebook of the Associated Press. Let us attend. gods and...
May 03, 2013
Media treatment of Mikey Weinstein under scrutiny
Earlier today I mentioned some questions I have about this crazy "court-martial" story that blew...
May 03, 2013
I share, you evangelize, they proselytize
Defense Dept. say proselytism is banned but evangelism is ok (and no one's getting court...
April 03, 2013
WWROD: So is atheism a belief system or not?
It's time for another GetReligion visit to the online domain of the Ridgewood Religion Guy,...
March 23, 2013
Francis coverage unfair to atheists?
And now for something completely different in the coverage of the election of Pope Francis...
January 08, 2013
Concerning the new Stanford chaplain for campus atheists
Once upon a time, some of the best church-state minds in American life went toe...
December 20, 2012
The nones on the bus
This week the Pew folks came out with a large Global Religious Landscape report. It's...
December 19, 2012
Christians are numerous. What’s their problem?
Yesterday, Pew came out with a new "Global Religious Landscape" report. Much of the media...
December 16, 2012
Not all ‘nones’ are atheists
In England and Wales, there were 37.3 million Christians in 2001, representing 72 percent of...
December 07, 2012
West Point cadet quits, citing religion
I've long been fascinated by stories about religious practice at the service academies. My brother...
November 20, 2012
Accurate Holiday wars update from Santa Monica!
Oh my! We may have a Nativity Lent miracle on our hands! Trust me that...
November 17, 2012
Pod people: Red America and Bible Belt atheists
On the latest Issues, Etc. podcast, host Todd Wilken and I discuss my recent post on a Washington Post story...
November 10, 2012
When Bible Belt atheists go to church
A church service for atheists? Really!? Here in my home own state of Oklahoma, that's...
November 08, 2012
Which religious group should be blamed for the election results?
Well, everyone, we made it through another presidential campaign year! Congratulations to the winners and...
November 07, 2012
The day after: The prophet John Green, revisited
It should be a quiet day on the religion-beat front, in the wake of yesterday's...
October 24, 2012
What has God got to do with drones?
"It became necessary to destroy the town to save it,"a United States major said today....
October 16, 2012
A non-journalistic flight to heaven and back
In the past week of so, I have received a number of requests for a...
October 11, 2012
ABC on Jesus the sky pixie
Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live! These words close Vladimir Mayakovsky’s 1924 poem "Vladimir...
October 09, 2012
Some religious denigration is better than others
Back when the Obama administration was still claiming that they believed the assassination of the...
August 28, 2012
How should the Godbeat be funded?
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