recently submitted a course proposal entitled “Going Godless: Challenging Faith and Religion in Communities of Color” to a School of Religion at a prominent university in California. After many gyrations, it was shot down due to “lack of funding”. The course focuses on the intersectional politics of secularism, atheism and humanism, as well as the […]
Science and Religion
Science and Religion
Peter Laarman: Even now, and even especially now in the pit of winter and on the cusp of our unsought descent into Trump Time: all those tidings of great joy, all those angels heralding the dawn of new hope and light, mean more to me than my rational mind can quite comprehend.
Eric A. Gordon: A former gangbanger and prisoner, now preacher André Scott, got a restorative laugh out of his crowd when he shouted, “Donald Trump, you make us rally together. God bless Donald Trump!”
Peter Laarman: Raboteau’s prose is spare and elegant, and the book will be instructive even for people who think they know all they need to about the members of this Magnificent Seven.
Victor Narro: Francis was a tough and demanding revolutionary voyager of the human spirit. He was someone who chose to live not with the easy metaphors of poverty, but in real, harsh, grinding “poorness.”
Kristin Christman: Hating atheists allows people to hate and feel divine about it. Yet if God is love, it shouldn’t matter if one worships God and another worships love.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Tthe phrase “man of faith” resonates with many black audiences. In this instance it’s designed to elicit an unquestioning cultural solidarity that Parker does not deserve.
Peter Laarman: The idea of amalgamation between whites and African Americans barely got beyond the conceptual stage, despite the reality that many if not most white slaveholders (from Thomas Jefferson on down) preyed sexually on the women in their service. Exploitation, yes; amalgamation, never.
Steve Hochstadt: Like Jerry Falwell himself, the so-called moral majority were less concerned with morality than with promoting conservative politics by attacking liberals.
Peter Laarman: The greatest single virtue of Lehmann’s approach is his firm rejection of reductionism, his refusal to assume that Protestantism’s accommodation of the capitalist agenda has been purely reactive and one-directional.
Victor Narro: In Talk to Me Qasim Rashid takes the spiritual framework for a just society that he lays out in his earlier book, The Wrong Kind of Muslim, and transforms it to a higher level.
Peter Laarman: It is significant, even breathtaking, that as a consequence of the Sanders campaign AND as consequence of worsening job quality and rising debt, a majority of millennials now say that they prefer socialism to capitalism.
Peter Cavanaugh: Father Daniel Berrigan gave me the only “F” I ever received at Le Moyne for submitting a five page report on a book I’d never read, even though Father Carmody rewarded that same report with an A+ the prior year in Freshman theology.