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My Apocalyptic Climate Change Skepticism

I have been silent too long on this subject, worrying that the Speech Police are going to silence me. No more – I shall be brave. I am a climate skeptic. There, I said it. I am a skeptic of wild assertions about climate change

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Ben Carson, Jesus, And The Deficit

I worry about the harsh, judgmental, blinkered brand of politics that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson represents. I worry about his opposition to equal rights between heterosexuals and homosexuals. I worry about his eagerness to encourage panic about infectious diseases. I worry about his animosity

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Conformity and Obedience are Not the Only Options

Conservative religious radio show host Michael L. Brown imagines a battle between two sides and declares his allegiance: Brown asserts that a person must choose between obedience to a real or imagined authority and conformity to the ways of the majority. But are those really

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Jesus Cares? Help is Just a Prayer Away?

That’s what roadside church signs tell me on my drive through central Maine today: There are a lot of good people suffering in the world. Jesus (and God the Father of whom Jesus is supposed to be one mysterious aspect) are supposed to omniscient and

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He is Risen, Indeed?

Help me understand this reasoning of this sign, which surely hopes to accomplish something as it’s read on the street. I just can’t figure out what. What does this declaration communicate to someone who is already a Christian other than a recapitulation of what Christians

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?