Rationality Undermines Religion? Yes, Maybe, and No

“Analytic Thinking Promotes Religious Disbelief.” So says recent research coming out of the University of British Columbia, reported in the prestigious journal Science. Even something as innocuous as viewing an image of Rodin’s Thinker seems to increase rational processing, which appears in turn to undermine belief. The story has been spun in multiple directions by […]

SSM, Reason, and the Religious Divide: The Essential Meaning of “Marriage”

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series SSM, Reason, and Religion President Obama declared his affirmation of same-sex “marriage” yesterday. His opinion changes nothing except the legal and political environment. More specifically, it has no effect on what marriage actually is, because the meaning of marriage is not up to anyone to […]

Marriage, Reason and Religion: Non-Religious Reasons to Oppose SSM

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series SSM, Reason, and Religion When it comes to questions of marriage, reason and religion seem polar opposites. Same-sex “marriage” (SSM) proponents like to posture their opposition as motivated only by religion. They have good strategic reasons to do that. If the reasons to oppose to […]