Secular Humanism’s Second Wave: How Scholarship Undermines Religion
Numerous religious scholars reject literal understandings of Christianity, often in terms average churchgoers would find disturbing to their faith. Secular humanists should do more to make their conclusions more widely known.
One Easter Five Ways
Christians cannot look to the Bible to provide an internally consistent Easter narrative.
Dares God—and Lives to Tell the Tale
Though many have been falsely accused of daring God to strike them dead, those who really attempt the exercise invariably survive it.
Critias of Athens
Critias? In the Great Minds series? Have we run out of really great minds already? Who was this guy Critias anyway? (And how do you pronounce his name?) The last question is the easiest to answer. There are two choices in pronounciation: to Americanize or to pseudo-Hellenize. The Americanized form, used even by professional classicists, …
They Say Merry Christmas–and You Say . . .?
Christmas is a perennial problem for secularists: the tender sensibilities of the Christian majority are grievously offended by neutral phrases like “Happy Holidays” and “Season’s Greetings,” yet the same majoritarians seem unmoved by the nonreligious minority’s reciprocal displeasure with the obsessively repeated “Merry Christmas.” It’s been a long time since this country’s population could be …