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Publishers Weekly

Why An Agnostic Philosopher Says We're All 'Religious'
Publishers Weekly
You write in Why We Need Religion that ?? the irrationality of religion does not render it unacceptable or valueless.? Will your unbelieving friends think you've lost your mind? Maybe! But there are a number of people like me who are skeptical about ...


Irish Times

Dialogue between reason and religion an antidote to populism
Irish Times
A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slippage has occurred at the global level. Richard Haass of the US Council on Foreign Relations puts it ...


Publishers Weekly

Religion and Spirituality Books Preview: May 2018
Publishers Weekly
Why We Need Religion by Stephen Asma (Oxford, $29.95, ISBN: 978-0-19-046967-2). Asma, who specializes in the philosophy of the life sciences, argues that people need religion because it is meaningful emotionally, whether or not it is true. To Heal the ...


Asbury Park Press

Freedom of religion doesn't include putting others at risk: Letter
Asbury Park Press
The April 22 Steve Frank column "Time not on side of opponents" was a very one-sided piece whose pro-religion, anti-science (a redundancy?) point of view got firmly in the way of truth-telling. Sure, Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr. may have stacked the ...


Shelbyville Daily Union

Harry Reynolds opinion column: The power of religion
Shelbyville Daily Union
People should be free to choose their religion, or no religion. That is one of the key provisions of the First Amendment: ?Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof?? One of the ...


Hernando Religion Calendar for April 27
Tampabay.com
Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will host National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. May 3 at Anderson Snow Park Baseball Pavilion, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. Light refreshments. Call (352)796-8482. Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs must be ...

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Religion
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It was in the middle of February during a very shivering cold time that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage said most dramatically, ?I can't wait for Spring. When in the world is Spring going to get here?? As a veteran husband, I knew this was not a ...


Phys.Org

Conservation through religion? Scientists confirm that sacred natural sites confer biodiversity advantage
Phys.Org
Sacred natural sites (SNS) are found all over the world. They are thought to play an important role in conservation but until recently there was little systematic investigation of this claim. Now, new research published in the journal Biological ...


Patheos (blog)

Study: Better Government Services and Quality of Life Reduce Need for Religion
Patheos (blog)
An exchange model of religion implies that if a secular entity such as government provides what people need, they will be less likely to seek help from supernatural entities. Controlling for quality of life and income inequality, we found that better ...
People less attracted to religion when there's better health care, welfare and education, study claimsChristianToday

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Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Barbara Bush's old-fashioned religion
Salt Lake Tribune
Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday in Houston, always seemed a little old-fashioned to me. But it wasn't until a few days ago, when news broke that the former first lady was dying, at age 92, that she seemed old. Like other aspects of her persona, Bush had ...

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