Imaging technology’s impact on views of fetal and maternal personhood is as much about the surrounding political and scientific context as it is about the technology itself.
The idea that Darwinism leads one to atheism informs much of the so-called “conflict” of science and religion. The facts are simply not on its side. Nonetheless it serves as a point of consensus to attack a range of interpretations.
It is safe to say that “we” pick and choose among religious tenets and practices because “we” are human and that is what humans do.
The spiritual-but-not-religious subset of Nones haven’t given up on God (whoever or whatever they conceive God to be). Their search for the divine has simply broadened beyond traditional churches.
The Sanders phenomenon is ostensibly secular, but it has a lot in common with what historian Steve Fraser calls the “secular sacred” moral center of 19th-century resistance to capitalism’s amoral despoilers.
The years that women’s church attendance began to decline are the very years when religious leaders in the Catholic Church and the evangelical movement fused religion with the culture wars.
The vital beating heart of the religious left isn’t particularly interested in partisan politics. They’d much rather focus on developing social capital in strong communities.
Most of the religious freedom laws privilege religion over non-religion, but the Mississippi law also privileges religion over religion, he explained. He called that additional step a “deadly mixture of ignorance and hubris.”
Republicans of all kinds — religious and political leaders alike — are faced with a difficult choice these days: they can either capitulate to Trump, do a delicate two-step trying to differentiate themselves from him, or reject him outright.