The End of AtheismReligion is a problem. Not just fanatical religion, but even, perhaps especially “moderate religion.” That’s Sam Harris’ thesis in his New York Times bestseller, The End of Faith. And Sam Harris is a very angry man.Neuroscientist Harris believes that the only legitimate reading of ancient Western religious texts (Hebrew, Christian and Muslim) … Continue reading

The Worst People in America 1. Michael Moore, filmmaker 2. Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times 3. Ted Kennedy, Democratic U.S. senator, Massachusetts 4. Jesse Jackson, Democratic African-American activist and Christian minister 5. Anthony Romero, American Civil Liberties Union's executive director 6. Jimmy Carter, former Democratic president 7. Margaret Marshall, chief justice, Massachusetts … Continue reading

The Evangelical ConversionBack during the Reagan administration, when I was going to Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God it was just a little four-year Christian liberal arts school "in the Pentecostal tradition." One of the signs of the decadent-pre-rapture-Laodicean-liberal-mainline church, we were often reminded, was that it preached something called the "social gospel." Real … Continue reading