How the West really lost God
Tom Ascik | 15 October 2013 |
tags: book reviews, family size, religion
The decline in the family has driven a decline in religious practice, says an American journalist.
What have those pesky Christians ever done for us?
Peter Smith | 28 March 2013 |
tags: Christianity, religion, science
Easter is a good time to do a profit and loss statement on the creed which underpins Western culture.
Portrait of a forceful thinker
Jorge Bergoglio | 15 March 2013 |
tags: education, euthanasia, religion, same-sex marriage
Almost nothing by the new Pope is available in English -- apart from these snippets from his latest book.
Peter Smith | 23 January 2013 |
How America became a nation of heretics - along with nearly everywhere else.
The Master: meditation on a lost soul
Raffaele Chiarulli | 15 January 2013 |
tags: film reviews, movies, religion, Scientology
One of America's most pomising directors, Paul Thomas Anderson, turns his attention to the quest for salvation through a modern, Scientology-like religion.
Brother, have you been saved?
Michael Cook | 29 October 2012 |
tags: Christianity, religion
With all sorts of charlatans offering salvation, Christianity's answers are looking more convincing.
Dismantling the new atheism
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 02 July 2012 |
tags: book reviews, religion, science
A new book by a leading philosopher argues that there is a deep compatibility between science and religion and a hidden incompatibility between science and naturalism.
Sensing the sacred
Margaret Somerville | 25 May 2012 |
Is there a sense of the sacred that even the non-religious can share?
Immigration and the “Next America”
Jose H. Gomez | 05 April 2012 |
tags: immigration, religion, US history
The debate over immigration rests on an incomplete version of the country’s national story.
Religion for Atheists
Francis Phillips | 02 April 2012 |
Agape restaurants and Centres for Self-Knowledge are among the innovative suggestions a British litterateur has for a post-deity world.
God is dead! Can I have his stuff?
Zac Alstin | 20 February 2012 |
tags: books, new atheists, religion
It had to come: heresy has broken out among the new atheists.
How hedonism became America’s official religion
Jennifer Roback Morse | 09 February 2012 |
tags: democracy, Obama politics, religion
An edict from the Obama administration has ended the American experiment in religious liberty.
The parental happiness curve
| 19 December 2011 |
tags: marriage, parenthood, religion
Why are parents with four-plus children happier, on average, than those with just a couple?
The happiness of believing
Alejo Jose G. Sison and Juncal Cuñado | 06 December 2011 |
Europeans who belong to a religion report higher levels of happiness than those who do not.
Francis Phillips | 05 December 2011 |
tags: literature, religion
In his collected essays, the controversial Christopher Hitchens shows that he is incapable of platitudes or jargon.