Is Pope Francis Too Political?

Pope Francis Visits America

Walter Moss: The charge that the pope is too political is not new and has just intensified in rightwing circles since Rush Limbaugh claimed in 2013 that the pope’s words regarding capitalism were “just pure Marxism.”

Ducking Death; Surviving Superannuation

Robert W. Fuller: When machines are as complex as our brains, and work according to the same principles, they’re very likely to be as awe-inspiring as we are, notwithstanding the fact that it will be we who’ve built them.

What Is Man?

Ducking Death

Robert Fuller: Twentieth-century science has shown that humans, like other animals, function according to the same principles as the cosmos and everything in it.

Deadly Religious Intolerance at Home and Abroad

Religious Intolerance

Tom Hall: The French murderers apparently believed that their killings were necessary, godly. And like so many others in history, they find inspiration and justification in the American example.

A Holiday Gift from Pope Francis

Pope Francis Visits America

Frank Fear: Francis doesn’t like how the Church is doing business. He’s a Progressive, not a company man. He expects the Church, as an institution, to practice what it preaches. He wants Sunday morning rhetoric to carry through the week.

“Self” Is a Misnomer

Ducking Death

Robert W. Fuller: The word “self” carries strong connotations of autonomy, individuality, and self-sufficiency. It’s as if it were chosen to mask our interdependence. It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that in buying into this notion of selfhood, humankind got off on the wrong foot.

What War on Christmas?

What War on Christmas

Rev. Irene Monroe: Some see the war on Christmas as an assault on Christianity. It feels to these Christian holiday revelers that the country, in its effort to be politically correct, is moving toward religious intolerance.

Thank Secularists for Christmas

Is America Christian

Tina Dupuy: We’re a nation of mainly Christians but not even really good Christians. We go to church as much as Europeans, we just lie about it more. Churches are closing down and filing for bankruptcy, yet Americans tell pollsters they’re in church every Sunday.

Is the United States an “Adolescent Culture”?

Adolescent Culture

Ken Wolf: Were an American leader to say that it is time to look beyond our own comfortable lives long enough to put the welfare of others on the planet on a level with ours by addressing some of the problems created by climate change, the result would be predictable.

Firsts in Space Require Political Will

First in Space

Larry Wines: In a sense, today’s landing by ESA symbolizes the descent of NASA from the gold standard to a hollow shell systematically deprived of funding due to America’s “austerity” era.