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The Talking Pew: An Atheist Who Dearly Loves God’s Universe

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I have an atheist friend who loves (yes, he uses the word love) the complexity he sees in the universe, on Earth and, for that matter, in his own physical and emotional self. Like many atheists, my friend has his own basis for faith – he believes in the scientific method. A [...]

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Book Openers: Want to Shock Your Atheist Family? Convert to Christianity

When Samir Selmanovic converted to Christianity as a young soldier in the Yugoslav army, his — Croatian, atheist and culturally Muslim — family was heartbroken. “They hired top psychiatrists to talk to me,” Selmanovic told a meeting of the Religion Newswriters Association. When that didn’t work, they summoned an imam.

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Book Openers: Holy Super Bowl, Holy Bambi, Holy Michael Jackson

Americans are practicing religion in sports stadiums, at Star Trek conventions, at Michael Jackson’s memorial, and on pornographic websites. Holy is all over the place in America, says author Gary Laderman, a professor of American Religious History and Cultures at Emory University and the author of a new book, “Sacred Matters.”

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GodsBigBlog: What Non-Believers Think of Obama

For the time being, at least, non-believers are okay with Obama’s stance vis-a-vis religion and spirituality. Check out this story on Politico.com.

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