Is Freedom a Mistaken Idea?

If there’s one word that defines the United States and what it’s all about, surely “freedom” is that word. Basically freedom means doing what you want. But is that really important? Or is the concept... Read More

Death and the Skeptic

"The world began when I was born and the world is mine to win." —Badger Clark As much as the anthropocentric arrogance and subjectivity of the above statement contradict obvious facts, it could be said... Read More

Confessions of a Prayer-Struck Atheist

Is it ever intellectually honest for an atheist to pray? Indeed, can an atheist claim, without manifest absurdity, to have a relationship with God? Midway through my Iraq deployment as an Army journalist, these abstract... Read More

Belief and a Change of Fortune

In February 2007 famed British athlete and born-again Christian Jonathan Edwards resigned from Songs of Praise, BBC television's flagship religious program. The reason? According to the June 27 Times of London, he'd come to the... Read More