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The ways in which religion is admitted or prohibited in the public sphere
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Should Britain become a secular state?

Should Britain become a secular state? | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Church and state: Is it time to accept Britain as a secular state? (RT @SymonHill: BBC Religion and Ethics website hosts my short debate with @MFrancoisCerrah on "Should Britain be a secular state?
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Benedict, Dawkins, and the Fullness of Reason

Benedict, Dawkins, and the Fullness of Reason | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Francis Beckwith analyzes some uncharitable words of atheist Richard Dawkins about the pope: Dawkins' verdict is the cerebral equivalent of covert flatulence: not silent and not deadly.
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Lawrence Krauss explains how the universe was created - Washington Times

Lawrence Krauss explains how the universe was created - Washington Times | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Washington Times
Lawrence Krauss explains how the universe was created
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In your view, is there a reason for this? Dr. Krauss: Yes.. people want to believe.. we are hard wired to.. and we have a long history of myths.
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What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?

What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web? | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
The digital pioneer and visionary behind virtual reality has turned against the very culture he helped create
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Anonymimity and the terror of the Internet mob.  

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Dawkins Is Wrong. Religion Is Rational

Dawkins Is Wrong. Religion Is Rational | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
In trying to disparage “faith”, Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse “evidence” with “proof”; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence.
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Hasan's defense is laudable; but will this kind of argumentation push the dialogue forward? 

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Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East - Telegraph

Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East - Telegraph | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report.
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Unbelief is now the world’s third-largest’religion’

A new report on global religious identity shows that while Christians and Muslims make up the two largest groups, those with no religious affiliation — including atheists and agnostics — are now the third-largest “religious” group in the world.
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Who Owns “Evangelicalism” in America?

Who Owns “Evangelicalism” in America? | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
A little while ago, I had written two pieces (here and here) making the case for defining evangelicalism according to its theological distin
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Our Christian Earth: The astounding reach of the world’s largest religion, in charts and maps

Our Christian Earth: The astounding reach of the world’s largest religion, in charts and maps | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
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Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture - Patheos (blog)

Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture - Patheos (blog) | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Princeton Seminary in American Religion and CulturePatheos (blog)I was thus thrilled to open my mailbox today to find a copy of Moorhead's latest offering: Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture (Eerdmans, 2012).
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It's all about freedom, not religion

It's all about freedom, not  religion | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
CRACKING UP: Egypt is on a dangerous descent towards prolonged civil strife
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WORLD | France devises plan to treat 'religious pathology' | Tiffany Owens ... - World Magazine

WORLD | France devises plan to treat 'religious pathology' | Tiffany Owens ... - World Magazine | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
World MagazineWORLD | France devises plan to treat 'religious pathology' | Tiffany Owens ...World MagazineFrance's official position of secularism has sought to keep faith out of the public sphere, causing tension between religious groups who want...
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Ancient Document Now 'Zoom Friendly' Thanks To Cambridge Library

Ancient Document Now 'Zoom Friendly' Thanks To Cambridge Library | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
One of the oldest known copies of the Ten Commandments, a Hebrew manuscript 2,000-years-old, is the latest historical text to become part of the Cambridge Digital Library's online treasure trove, Reuters reports.
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Ancient Ten Commandments manuscript.  

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Beatles in India: The Retreat That Reverberates Across the Universe

Beatles in India: The Retreat That Reverberates Across the Universe | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Why would four young, bright, fun-loving youngsters, wealthy beyond imagining, able to go anywhere and do anything, spend large chunks of time each day with their eyes closed? What is this meditation thing?
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Are Conservative Evangelicals Welcome In The Public Square?

Are Conservative Evangelicals Welcome In The Public Square? | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Now that the Rev. Louie Giglio, the Atlanta pastor who was going to pray at President Barack Obama's inauguration but came under fire for an anti-gay sermon, has bowed out, conservative Christians and evangelicals ask: are they welcome in the...
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Podcast: Studying Nonreligion within Religious Studies

Podcast: Studying Nonreligion within Religious Studies | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
How we can position the study of non-religion within the discipline of Religious Studies? Sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Those of you who have been listening to the Religious S...
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For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools

For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Why philosophy? Because the study of philosophy, the "love of wisdom," creates and nurtures thoughtful minds, minds that can -- as Aristotle suggests -- entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Five Must-Reads on the “Nones”: A Tipping Point in American Religion and Spirituality

Five Must-Reads on the “Nones”: A Tipping Point in American Religion and Spirituality | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Religion writers, both journalists and scholars, have had much to say of late about the continued growth of the religiously unaffiliated —especially given the impact of so-called “ Nones ” in the recent presidential election.
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Political Theory - Habermas and Rawls: New Book: Beyond Habermas - Democracy, Knowledge, and the Public Sphere

Political Theory - Habermas and Rawls: New Book: Beyond Habermas - Democracy, Knowledge, and the Public Sphere | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
RT @PoliticalPhilo: New Book: "Beyond Habermas: Democracy, Knowledge, and the Public Sphere" ed. by Christian J. Emden & David Midgley: http://t.co/JKbiCbA3
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LIVEBLOG: End Of The World 2012

LIVEBLOG: End Of The World 2012 | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
As Dec. 21, 2012 fast approaches, doomsday-believers around the globe are bracing for what they believe will be the end of the world.
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Calif. school district bends over backward to avoid religion controversy in kids’ yoga classes

Calif. school district bends over backward to avoid religion controversy in kids’ yoga classes | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
ENCINITAS, Calif. — Public school yoga instructor Katie Campbell proudly looks out at 23 first graders as they contain their squirming in a kid-friendly version of the lotus position.
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The 'Nones' and the GOP - National Review Online (blog)

The 'Nones' and the GOP - National Review Online (blog) | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
The 'Nones' and the GOPNational Review Online (blog)Even the substantial minority — 42 percent, according to Pew — who are neither religious nor spiritual have reason to consider the Republican party.
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Outside an organized religion, 'the nones' are still powerful voting bloc - NBCNews.com

Outside an organized religion, 'the nones' are still powerful voting bloc - NBCNews.com | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comOutside an organized religion, 'the nones' are still powerful voting blocNBCNews.comVoters who say they don't have a specific affiliation with a particular religion -- increasingly referred to with the minimalist moniker "the nones" --...
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Islam Is the Fastest Growing Religion in England; Christianity on the Decline ... - TheBlaze.com

Islam Is the Fastest Growing Religion in England; Christianity on the Decline ... - TheBlaze.com | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
TheBlaze.comIslam Is the Fastest Growing Religion in England; Christianity on the Decline ...TheBlaze.comIslam is the fastest growing religion in England and Wales, according to new census data.
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Apocalypse now? Hardly

Apocalypse now? Hardly | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
During a sometimes tongue-in-cheek lecture on Wednesday, Professor David Carrasco discussed the historical origins of humankind’s periodic preoccupations with the apocalypse.
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The end of all things is nigh.

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