Religion

We Shouldn't Forget Liberalism's Religious Roots
September 19, 2014

21st-century liberalism is a pale shadow of its 19th-century ancestor.

Do Ultra-Orthodox Jews Have Better Sex?
Wisdom from Oprah's favorite new rabbi
September 19, 2014

"Religious Jewish couples are supposed to practice eyes-open sex."

If ISIS Is Not Islamic, then the Inquisition Was Not Catholic
There is no such thing as 'true' religion
September 13, 2014

There's no such thing as a "true" religion. 

I Thought I Hated the New Atheists. Then I Read Sam Harris's New Book.
The new atheist trounce: Science, spirituality, and common sense bump heads
September 10, 2014

The facile heresy of the New Atheists is generally more bourgeois theatre than legitimate intellectual debate. Is Sam Harris's new book different? 

Women Who Wear Hijab Can Have a Better Body Image, Study Says
What the hijab tells us about standards of beauty from different parts of the world
September 10, 2014

The veil can be oppressive, but so are beauty standards.

The Heartwrenching Court Cases That Inspired My New Novel
September 05, 2014

The best legal judgments form a neglected sub-genre of our literature.

Catholic Schools Are Brazenly Firing Pregnant Lesbian Teachers
And they're using morality as a defense
September 04, 2014

And they're using morality as a defense.

What Happens When Evangelical Virgin Men Get Married? This Secular Female Sociologist Found Out.
August 17, 2014

Once you get married, the “beastly”—excessive masturbation, watching pornography—doesn’t disappear.

Finally, a TV Show That Truly Takes Religion Seriously
August 05, 2014

Would it take the Rapture for Americans to turn back to faith?

Church Attendance Is Falling. Let the Buildings Fall, Too.
August 01, 2014

As church-going diminishes, church buildings are repurposed, many retaining vital functions.

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