Expert Says Middle Eastern Christians to be Extinct by 2025

Expert Says Middle Eastern Christians to be Extinct by 2025

It’s no secret that for many Christians living in the Middle East, a region dominated by Islamic cultures, practicing their religion openly remains incredibly dangerous. However, the situation has markedly worsened in recent times. A wave of violence toward Christians … More »

Does Bernie Sanders Believe in God?

Does Bernie Sanders Believe in God?

When Jimmy Kimmel asked Bernie Sanders if he believed in God, Sanders danced around the question. We know that Sanders is culturally Jewish, but does he actually practice his faith or even believe in God? “I am who I am … More »

Religion and the Verdict of History

Religion and the Verdict of History

To evaluate religion’s track record we need to specify our evaluative benchmarks and identify whether we are evaluating religion generically or a particular religion. A religion is a set of beliefs and practices, and my primary benchmark is this… More »

Has Religion Been on Balance Good or Bad for Humanity?

Has Religion Been on Balance Good or Bad for Humanity?

The question for this final column of the debate between Catholic and Atheist is this: Has religion been on balance good or bad for humanity? Alert readers may have noticed in previous columns that nearly every question contains a hidden assumption, or slant… More »

Is Political Evil Built Into Religion?

Is Political Evil Built Into Religion?

The great majority of us are free to practice or not religion as we choose. That has been rare in human history, as politicians have generally enjoyed using religion as a political tool, and as religious leaders have almost always tried to employ politics for religious purposes. More »

Is Religion Good or Bad for Politics?

Is Religion Good or Bad for Politics?

The wording of the question is charmingly misleading, akin to asking whether economic theory is good or bad for politics, without bothering to distinguish between the economic theory of the free market, which produced the industrial revolution, versus the economic theory of Stalinist Marxism… More »