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Jan 10: Americans Flunk Religion 101
Jan 10: Americans Flunk Religion 101

America is full of religious people, but Americans know surprisingly little about religion. So concluded a recent Pew Research Center survey on religious knowledge in America. Author Rusty Wright can identify with folks who flub questions about their own faith. He joined a Christian church as a youth, drifted away in secondary school, but still […]

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Religion: Why it isn’t Working
Religion: Why it isn’t Working

If billions of people all around the world claim to believe in God, why is the world so messed up? That’s the central question David Nasser asks in this thought-provoking video. Born in Iran, David fled the country with his family in 1979 when revolution broke out. His life journey took him away from religion […]

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Freed From Religion
Freed From Religion

Profile on: Billy Diamond, the first Grand Chief of the Cree Grand Council.

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Americans Flunk Religion 101
Americans Flunk Religion 101

Would you pass this quiz? America is full of religious people, but Americans know surprisingly little about religion.  In fact, many atheists and agnostics know more about world faiths than do believers. So concluded a recent Pew Research Center survey on religious knowledge in America.  For instance, Pew’s quiz revealed that only about half of […]

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Science & Religion: Competitors or Companions?
Science & Religion: Competitors or Companions?

“All thinking men are atheists.” Ernest Hemingway, author “Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind …” Sir Isaac Newton, physicist Are “all thinking men” really atheists as Hemingway asserted? If so, it would seem that religion and science would indeed be enemies.  However, history does not give us much support for this idea. Besides […]

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Can Science Prove Religion?
Can Science Prove Religion?

Next: Examining Christianity with Science Did Julius Caesar ever live? Did William Shakespeare really write Hamlet? These questions are outside of the realm of scientific investigation. We cannot prove them by repeating these circumstances and observing them. Instead, we’re left to draw a conclusion, a verdict, based on the evidence. The same is true when it […]

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June 10: Best Church Ever?
June 10: Best Church Ever?

What is the point of church? If it’s to make people feel good, then a lot of modern churches have it right. Watch the video I wonder what the first-century Christians would think about a church that is basically a social club? Maybe we should start thinking about church as a verb instead of a […]

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Why Science Needs Faith
Why Science Needs Faith

Are science and faith like oil and water? Some people seem to think so. We like to think that science is full of absolutes – that things are or are not.  There’s a saying that “reality is anything you can hit with a hammer” but that’s not true either.  There are all sorts of things […]

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BBC Asks: “Does God have a role in the world today?”
BBC Asks: “Does God have a role in the world today?”

A recent BBC “Have Your Say” question has generated hundreds of replies so far. This should come as little surprise, since it mentions two volatile issues: God and climate change. God will not intervene to prevent humanity from wreaking disastrous damage to the environment, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. What’s your reaction to this? […]

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