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Pledge of Allegiance: Information, History, Arguments

Was the 1950s addition of "under God" unconstitutional? Not only that, it's fundamentally immoral because it tells people that there is an inherent, officially supported connection between American patriotism and belief in a particular sort of god.

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Goals of Liberation Atheology: What Should Liberation Atheology Strive For?

Wednesday April 23, 2014
It's difficult to describe a single set of goals for liberation atheology because atheists are so individualistic in their own goals. For some the goals will be relatively moderate while others will seek to push them to what appears to be their logical conclusion. At best, this might allow us to describe a continuum of goals: a bare minimum to start with and without which liberation atheology makes no sense then further goals which some may not regard as necessary, but which others see as the logical consequence of the principle that human liberation requires first liberation from religious and theological systems.

 

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Atheism Basics: How Modern Dictionaries Define Atheism

Tuesday April 22, 2014
What is the definition of atheism? How do atheists define atheism? How do dictionaries define atheism? A common theme throughout the definitions here is the primary use of 'disbelieve' when defining atheism. Some dictionaries drop this, but most comprehensive dictionaries do not.

 

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Theological Trends: Theology, Apologetics, and Religious Philosophy

Monday April 21, 2014
Both theology and the philosophy of religion have played important roles in Western culture, but not everyone understands the important differences between them. The motives behind theology and the philosophy of religion are very different, but the questions they ask and the topics they address are often the same.

 

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Book of the Week: Government vs. Erotica: The Siege of Adam and Eve

Monday April 21, 2014
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Should the government have the power to regulate private sexual conduct -- and if so, how far should that power reach? Why would the government even be interested in regulating such conduct? What would be the purpose, and what would be the consequences?

Book of the Week: Government vs. Erotica: The Siege of Adam and Eve

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