Spring 2007 Spring 2007 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. Spring 2007 Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 9 Purging the People David Hulme In the aftermath of Russia’s 1917 revolution, the exploitation of religious fervor helped foster one of the most murderous regimes in history. Spring 2007 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. Should Children Be Taught Faith? Richard Dawkins believes that children should not have an unthinking faith implanted in them, which “requires no justification and brooks no argument.” On this occasion he actually agrees with the Bible. Spring 2007 And They All Lived Technologically Ever After David F. Lloyd Vision examines the predictions of futurologists such as Ray Kurzweil who believe that advances in technology will allow humans to transcend their biology. Spring 2007 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. Spring 2007 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. Spring 2007 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. Spring 2007 Reconciling God and Science John Meakin A growing body of scientists, religious or otherwise, disavow Dawkins’s extreme secular fundamentalism.