Tag Archives: Religion

Reaction to the Hobby Lobby Decision: Two Truths and a Lie

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The recent Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is a cultural lightning rod.  The ruling stands, silent and immovable, but the reaction to it has put on quite a show. Rather than discuss the ruling (quite enough has … Continue reading

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The Hegemony of Religion

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You want to know what “hegemony” means, don’t you?  It’s a useful term in today’s environment, and you’ll understand why if you keep reading. A Texas blogger recently wrote an essay called Why I Raise My Children Without God for CNN’s iReport.  As of this writing … Continue reading

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Does Religion Work Without God? (Part 2)

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Can secular institutions benefit from religious practices like communion and the Passover meal without acknowledging the God to whom they point?  Can the warmth of genuine community be found through a religious ritual without a Fire to empower it? These questions … Continue reading

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Does Religion Work Without God? (Part 1)

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Does religion work without God? Philosopher and author Alain de Botton suggests that atheists give it a try in his forthcoming book Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion.” In an excerpt from his book featured in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, de Botton writes, … Continue reading

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Who cares about Theology?

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What comes to mind when you think about “theology?” Philosophical discussions of divine mysteries?  Studious dissertations about the character and qualities of God?  Arguments over doctrine?  Interest?  Boredom?  Or maybe you never think about theology and are about to click yourself away from this … Continue reading

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