Tag Archives: religion in public discourse

Homosexuality in the Medieval world

Carrying on from my last post, I came across this brilliant comic by Humon about definitions of sexuality in Medieval Christian monasticism, which really nails what I was talking about that our terminology just doesn’t make sense when talking about … Continue reading

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Religion, science, and nonbelief

So you know that thing?  That thing when you see a link and you know reading it is going to infuriate you, but you click on it anyways and end up even more frustrated and angry than you expected? Well, … Continue reading

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Sacred spaces: on converting churches to mosques

Okay, this story is from last month, but I’ve wanted to write about it since it first popped up and just had other things in the queue. So apparently there’s a petition in France to stop the conversion of unused … Continue reading

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Can a company have a religion?

ETA (5:45pm, 7/28/14): Edited to clarify the claimed religious affiliation of Hobby Lobby. So in the wake of the Supreme Court’s rather sweeping decision in favor of Hobby Lobby last week, there have been a range of responses, but perhaps the … Continue reading

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Why study theology?

Following on from my last post, the Atlantic has a super-cool article explaining why people should study theology.  Hat-tip to my favorite high-heeled minister for pointing me to it (follow her on twitter here).  And unsurprisingly, the internet is now … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins says silly things (in response to saying dumb things)

Okay, advanced warning – I’ve been in a really bad mood for the last few days, so I expect this post will be even snarkier than usual.  Consider yourself warned… (Newsies voices:) EXTRA!  EXTRA!  READ ALL ABOUT!  BREAKING NEWS!  RICHARD … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson and Crypto-Muslims

So last week, Pat Robertson was discussing the President’s religious beliefs with Erick Stackelbeck on national television, like you do, and mentioned the “chilling” prospect that the President could be a “crypto-Muslim.” Personally, I found this very surprising, since Pat … Continue reading

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Anti-sharia law vetoed in Missouri!

Breaking news!  An American lawmaker knows how the law works!! Okay, this really shouldn’t be big news, but considering how many states have tried to pass anti-sharia legislation, I wonder sometimes… The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, has vetoed a … Continue reading

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How to write about Muslims

So it turns out my little rant last week about Dawkins and Krauss and ‘How to be an Ally 101’ was a little more relevant than I expected, as this seems to be a big week for ‘really kind of … Continue reading

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Dawkins, atheism, and the right to discuss religions

Okay, so this has been sitting in my ‘to post’ folder for a while, so now it feels a bit dated, but I’m posting it anyways because… well, because it’s my blog and I’ll do as I like, really.  But … Continue reading

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