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What Would Woody Guthrie Do?

May 1st, 2015

Big decisions face Americans in the coming year. From the choice of who will be the next president, to budget debates over whether to slash spending that helps families in need while pouring more fuel into the military machine, the … Continue reading

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Former President Jimmy Carter Stands Strong for Equality

April 29th, 2015

A former president had to resign from his faith organization after decades of membership, over a disagreement on the group’s views of women. Wage inequality that persists between women and men in the American workforce, and other mistreatment of women … Continue reading

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Religion in Education

April 22nd, 2015

An educator starts his undergraduate college religion in education courses with an anonymous poll. Students get prompts that they are to answer in any way they want, such as “Muslims are _______” and “Christians are ________” and more. The answers … Continue reading

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Expanding Circles of Connection

April 17th, 2015

As the science of genetic testing advances and the pool of participants who have their DNA on record increases, it becomes more apparent that all people are more closely related than they may have once presumed. As deep space science … Continue reading

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Politicians and Atheists Make Good Use of Scripture

April 16th, 2015

In one of two new books he will be releasing this year, Sen. Paul Rand, R-KY discusses politicians and prayer. Due out Sept. 8, Rand’s book proclaims its purpose in its title, Our Presidents & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith … Continue reading

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Doing Unto Others: Helping the homeless

April 9th, 2015

For many modern urban residents, homeless people are an unavoidable, if somewhat troubling, fact of life. Whether holding a cardboard sign proclaiming their situation at the edge of a parking lot or occupying downtown parks or libraries, the unfortunate individuals … Continue reading

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Bridging Religions and Shifting Trends

March 31st, 2015

More Americans than ever before are indicating that “none” is their religion of choice. While some 24 percent of the country is Catholic, the non-believers are not far behind at 23 percent of the nation’s citizens. Church attendance is also … Continue reading

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The Risks of Insulting a Deity

March 31st, 2015

The ancient Caananite people knew of a goddess called Anath, a warrior famed for her powers of retribution. One legend tells of the man who had slighted her and then faced her wrath. He was winnowed with a sickle, crushed … Continue reading

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Keeping the People in Line With Religion

March 20th, 2015

All human societies have been shaped by religion. A current view in science holds that the human belief in a great deity—an all-powerful entity who oversees human action and metes out judgment and punishment—is essential to the development of political … Continue reading

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Assessing The Value of Churches and of the Church Life

March 19th, 2015

Sometimes the land is worth more than the building. Some of the buildings are worth saving, if they can be split up properly to make enough profit for the developer. Hundreds of Catholic parishes and other former houses of worship … Continue reading