Science and Religion

Science and Religion

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Pluto

New Horizons Mission

Larry Wines: Despite the essential shortsightedness and lack of imagination inherent in austerity, can there be anything better than knowing the spirit still abides to go where no one has gone before?

Guns and the Godly

Evangelicals Love Guns

Lawrence Wittner: If gun murders simply reflect a turning away from God, though, it’s hard to understand why gun violence is so much more prevalent in the United States than in other economically developed countries.

Charleston Killings: Unforgiven

Charleston Shooting

Peter Laarman: When black people are slaughtered by white supremacists, we in fact do know something about the mind of the perpetrators. We know that these are people gripped by fear and rage. Fear that their own insecurities and crimes will be found out, and rage against black people for unfailingly bearing silent witness to these same insecurities and crimes.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: American Inquisition

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Shayan Elahi: One of the most celebrated in the lucrative cottage industry of Islamophobia is the Somali born, Dutch import, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who uses the account of her own victimhood to drown with invectives and victimize a minority religion in the U.S.


Family of Love

Tina Dupuy: The hooker with a heart of gold is a lie. No one propagates how coalminers with black lung still love coal. But we feel better thinking prostitutes have so much love to give that it’s a full-time occupation. In every sense it’s a fucking job.

The Future of American Christianit(ies)

american christians

Peter Laarman: The Christian moderates who are now awakening to looming climate catastrophe are also, in many cases, awakening to the virulently antisocial nature of advanced finance capitalism

All-Woman’s Mosque in Los Angeles

all woman mosque

Rosemary Jenkins: Among the more progressive Muslim women, there has arisen a need to explore their religion beyond the traditional means, to ask questions, enjoy active participation, and develop a greater female identity and camaraderie.

The Middle Passage

The Middle Passage

Rev. Hannah Petrie: Ever since I was a kid I was drawn to Africa, but it was more than the romantic imagination stoked by watching Out of Africa. There was also an unconscious longing to reconcile the past, which I only became conscious of later in life.