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E.J. Dionne Jr. in The Washington Post on Why Young People are Abandoning Religion

E.J. Dione wrote a column in The Washington Post that took off on social media. I first read it and moved on, but I kept seeing it coming up on Twitter. 489 more words

Evangelical Issues

Anti-Islam Movement Has New Rallying Cry — Let’s Delete Verses of the Quran

Source: The Intercept

By Mehdi Hasan, who is a Columnist, The Intercept. Contributing Editor, New Statesman. Host, Al Jazeera English. Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University. 

YOU THINK LIFE is bad for Muslims in Trump’s America? 576 more words

The Muslim Times

The Theosophical Society modeled on American Republicanism and the Constitution

Russian, Helena P. Blavatsky was very enthused about becoming a U.S. citizen, and saw hope in the young republic. This shows, that the original Theos. Soc. 846 more words


Islam and the European refugee crisis: the problems of securitizing migration flows through religion

The role of Islam in the securitization of the European migrant crisis

Overcrowded camps on Greek islands, floating bodies around capsized rubber boats in the Mediterranean Sea, the building of wire fences and walls at the borders of some Eastern European countries. 3,200 more words


"The Curse of Conception"

I owe new doom/trad metal champs Spirit Adrift for my title. I don’t think they were taking about what I’m about to discuss here when they named their great record that but after erasing several pedantic and/or silly titles that one occurred to me. 1,586 more words



Secularism offers the opportunity for many religions and spiritual traditions to be practiced by citizens. While the opportunity exists, it does not guarantee equal influence of visibility in the wider world. 296 more words

Religion / Spirituality


In Australia, I have encountered far more couples in their 20s and 30s electing for a de facto relationship compared to their American counterparts. I’m not talking about couples that cohabitate for a few years before getting hitched. 359 more words

Religion / Spirituality