The War on Christmas

A new study finds that 40% of Americans believe there is a "war on Christmas", specifically that secular, pluralistic, woke, and/or other liberal forces are stealing Christmas from us (news story here). But this line of thinking is simply another avenue of Christian Nationalism that has seeped into the collective conscious of political conservatives. Christmas... Continue Reading →

Columbus Day

I recently saw an article which I did not have time in the moment to read and have not found since, but the head line was to the effect "Columbus is a Part of Our Heritage". I have since been thinking about Christopher Columbus and our celebration of the "discovery of America". I do think... Continue Reading →

Justice Begins in Remembering

I live in rural Ohio and 95% of my community is white. Over the last year I have had several conversations with individuals on race and racism. I find that many people have difficulty with the idea of racism because they believe racism must be overt and individual if it exists. What does that mean?... Continue Reading →

The Tools for Judging Reality

One of the questions I am often asked is what is my favorite argument against atheism, I somewhat sarcastically respond "A B.A.!" I recognize this is a snarky answer but it is somewhat clever and it has a few nuances behind it number one I do think that a person well educated in the arts... Continue Reading →

Did Religion Simply Evolve to Help Unite Humanity?

Catching up on the Unbelievable? podcast this week I was listening to the episode with Jon Steingard and Sean McDowell. Steingard brought up a common understanding that religion evolved because religious belief structures made it easier to hold larger groups of people together. The theory is that because it is difficult to have intimate relationships... Continue Reading →

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