Category Archives: Religion

Another View on Obama’s Comments on the Crusades, Slavery, and Jim Crow

As I wrote last week, President Obama was both right and wrong in his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast when he brought up Western Christianity’s involvement in the Crusades, Inquisitions, Slavery, and Jim Crow Segregation in America. He was right to say that all religions can be corrupted and affirm things that are inconsistent… Continue Reading

Obama’s Right/Wrong Statements About Religion and Violence at the National Prayer Breakfast

Sarah Pulliam Bailey, in her first byline this morning for the Washington Post, writes about President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast where he addressed issues of religious liberty, free speech, and the ways that religion can often be used by those engaging in violence to others. I saw most of the speech this… Continue Reading

Growing Modernization Resulting in Religious Decline Proved Spectacularly Wrong?

I was doing some research a while back and I ran across this perspective by Bill Bishop in The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart. Social scientists have been predicting for the past three centuries that religion would soon run its course and disappear. Sociologist Rodney Stark found he… Continue Reading

Why I Reject Evolution (And Am Intellectually Satisfied Doing So)

Apparently, I am part of the 33% of Americans who do not believe in Evolution, according to a recent Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project study (Al Mohler’s article yesterday got me thinking about this today). And, I am completely fine with that. I am not trying to be different or unique or have… Continue Reading

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (11 Dec. 1918 – 3 Aug. 2008), Russian dissident under Communist rule, novelist (won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970), and historian who shone a light on Communist oppression through the Gulags, died five years ago today. In 1983, Solzhenitsyn gave an address on the occasion of winning the Templeton Prize for… Continue Reading