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Selling the faith of unbelievers

William West | 16 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: atheism, religion, science and faith
Richard Dawkins' new film, The Unbelievers, peddles an increasingly unlikely worldview.


The paradox of a conservative revolution

Zac Alstin | 14 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: conservatives, moral issues, religion
Do conservative reformers realise the scale of the problem they are addressing?


Decline in belief in God masks rise in superstition

Denyse O'Leary | 02 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: atheism, religion, superstition
If people stop believing in God, they still have to believe in something.


How the West really lost God

Tom Ascik | 15 October 2013 | FEATURES |
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 | FEATURES |
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 | FEATURES |
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.


A science lesson about faith and families (cartoon)

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family structure, religion
Social science provides ample evidence that churchgoing kids flourish. So why are some secularists crusading against religion?


Bad Religion

Peter Smith | 23 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: American exceptionalism, book reviews, religion
How America became a nation of heretics - along with nearly everywhere else.


The Master: meditation on a lost soul

Raffaele Chiarulli | 15 January 2013 | FEATURES |
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.


Conceived in rape: why Mourdock was right

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: abortion, rape, religion
The latest political kerfuffle over rape and abortion has largely been swept away by Hurricane Sandy, but the views of a US Senate candidate deserve a defence.


Brother, have you been saved?

Michael Cook | 29 October 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, religion
With all sorts of charlatans offering salvation, Christianity's answers are looking more convincing.


Raise kids religious

Mariette Ulrich | 17 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: child wellbeing, family structure, religion
A large US study shows that growing up in a religious household has advantages for children.


Dismantling the new atheism

Christopher O. Tollefsen | 02 July 2012 | FEATURES |
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 | FEATURES |
tags: religion, sacred, secular
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 | FEATURES |
tags: immigration, religion, US history
The debate over immigration rests on an incomplete version of the country’s national story.


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