Spring 2007

Insight: Two Men, One City

Insight: Two Men, One City

David Hulme

Two stories from the 1967 Six-Day War concerning David Ben-Gurion, and Yasser Arafat illustrate the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 8: Purging the People
Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 8

Purging the People

David Hulme

In the Soviet Union, the exploitation of religious fervor helped foster one of the most murderous regimes in history. 

The God Confusion

The God Confusion

John Meakin

Richard Dawkins’s 2006 book, The God Delusion, severely criticizes any belief in a personal, all-powerful God and vigorously promotes atheism.

Judas: It's Still About Money

Judas: It’s Still About Money

Peter Nathan

The newly translated “Gospel of Judas” is the latest pseudo-Christian text to generate interest and grab the public’s attention.

The Mother Load

The Mother Load

Gina Stepp

Though the idea that motherhood zaps the brain cells is fairly well-entrenched, recent studies offer some great news countering this myth.

The Apostles, Part 7, Ephesus: City of Worthless Idols
The Apostles, Part 7

Ephesus: City of Worthless Idols

David Hulme

The apostle Paul travels to the city of the goddess Artemis to live and teach for three years before making his way to Jerusalem one last time.

Reconciling God and Science

Reconciling God and Science

John Meakin

A growing body of scientists, religious or otherwise, disavow Dawkins’s extreme secular fundamentalism.