To praise individual parts of [religious sects'] morality in isolation, as the Dalai Lama wishes to do, is to do their beliefs a disservice.
I’m not sure I agree with The Faith Heuristic’s argument that atheism is spread by postmodernism (based on this study). The statistics in that paper look extremely loosey-goosey. No randomization of treatment (since majors can’t be assigned to subjects) so to infer that any correlation is causal is quite farfetched.
“The government [the Founding Fathers] devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war, and momentous social transformation to attain the system of constitutional government, and its respect for the individual freedoms and human rights, we hold as fundamental today. When contemporary Americans cite “The Constitution,” they invoke a concept that is vastly different from what the Framers barely began to construct two centuries ago.”
[Seven Quick Things is a blog carnival run by Jen of Conversion Diary]