Tag Archives: Reason

IN THE BEGINNING WAS … THE WISH?

Modern culture poses many challenges to people seeking a credible spirituality. Of them, two are proving especially difficult to overcome. The first is that, as currently practiced, religion too often hinders rather than helps individual maturation, social well-being, and the … Continue reading

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FINDING ANSWERS TO HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT FAITH

For people struggling with questions like these, religion might seem the best place to look for answers. But what kind of answers are they likely to find there? Most likely, answers that reflect the outlook of only each religion by … Continue reading

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EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND FAITH: ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

On the basis of evidence and reason, it’s hard to understand the continuing debate on evolution. The belief that humans have evolved from less complex species of living beings is neither a deception of the devil nor “just” a theory. … Continue reading

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CIVIL RELIGION IN AMERICA: SOME JULY THE FOURTH THOUGHTS

One of the modern world’s best ideas about religion is that the Sacred is discoverable on the basis of common sense and reason, and not just religious traditions and authorities. From this idea evolved a “civil religion” that does not … Continue reading

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