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Religion & Other Curiosities
The Next President
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Is Religious Freedom in the National Interest?

One would think so if one looks at its place in official Washington.

Paradise?
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Eternal Polygamy and Lifetime Employment

When heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Priests vs. Prophets
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Of Catholics and Charisms

You can only contain charisma for so long, but it’s very quickly routinized.

Christianity
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Bartholomew’s Picnic

Eastern Christian Orthodoxy deserves better than to be used a prop by Putin’s regime.

Eternity
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Yazidis, Hell, and its Abolition

The Yazidi version of Satan relates in a curious way to a serious Christian tradition about hell and its abolition.

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Religion, Education and Entertainment

Can religion be presented in an objective and theologically neutral way, be it for educational or entertainment purposes?

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Day of the Tyrants?

As democratic progress stalls around the world, what is required on both sides of the Atlantic is the emergence of political leaders who are both hard-nosed and morally responsible. If only one could advertise!

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Lessons of Orlando?

One does not have to be a postmodern theorist to debunk most of the “narratives” that have emerged in the wake of the June 12 massacre.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Women in Shorts Studying Talmud

It is possible to approach the Talmud without affirming the truth claims it implies. However, to do so has a price—the loss of its deepest meaning.

Religion & Other Curiosities
New Atheists or Latter-Day Jacobins?

Both latter-day Jacobins and “godders” may agree on the facts, but will have opposite views on what should be done about the alleged facts.

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Of Temper Tantrums

Two weeks ago, Putin gave a speech where he pretty much demanded Ukraine’s leaders not be included in future discussions of its fate. The Europeans appear to have given in, at least for the next meet-up.

East Asia's Game of Thrones

We’re glad Beijing and Tokyo and Seoul are keeping lines of communication open as tensions rise, but we’re not optimistic.

Frack Baby Frack

Bargain crude dealt US shale a temporary setback, but the EIA expects output to climb 45 percent in the coming years.

Exploiting Havens

How a political asylee used his special status in Germany as a springboard for political action and armed operations in Yemen.

Ch-ch-changes

The modern economy’s disruptive nature is beyond doubt. But change is inevitable, and we should embrace it rather than trying to fight it.

When The Village Fails the Child

The latest victory for teachers unions in California underlines how both parties are massively failing America’s urban poor.

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