In the end, I think we can have conversations about our values because we’re human, and that’s what humans do.Read More
With the swing to the Right of the 1950s, conservatives began to deploy “Judeo-Christian” in the fight against “Godless Communism,” contrasting it with “the communist projection of man as a producing, consuming animal to be used and discarded.”Read More
Tribulation Trail, and other “Hell Houses” are not solely managing hypothetical fears of what may happen in end-times scenarios; they are about managing fears about the present and imagining a way out now. This “way out” is much more than metaphysical. It seems to fit with the material realities of what it is like to be a member of the working class of the U.S., by offering a sense of orientation and self-worth to people who have been demoralized and exploited in almost every other possible way.Read More
Sam Harris latest, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, is undermined by poor scholarship, ad hominem attacks and an obsession with religion.
“Come Let Us Reason Together,” which focused on building bridges between white evangelicals and progressives, unleashed strong criticism from the religious left, much of which challenged the initiative’s definition of “progressive.” Robert P. Jones, an adviser to CLURT, responds.Read More