Yes, Religion without “God”

Mark , I’m with you all the way on preserving the special protection for religion in law. But I don’t see any difficulty in acknowledging that you can have religion without God, and especially without a specifically theistic conception of God. Is Hinduism not a religion? Buddhism? There . . . . Continue Reading »

Blog Roundup: The Crypt-Kicker Five

Happy Thursday/Halloween/Reformation Day/All Hallow’s Eve! As junior fellow Sandra Laguerta would like to remind you, tomorrow is a holy day of obligation for Catholics ( get ready ): Tomorrow is the Solemnity of All Saints. It is also a Friday. #DeoGratias for Code 1251 of the Code of Canon . . . . Continue Reading »

Religion without God

Religion without God  is the late Ronald Dworkin’s last work, published posthumously in September. It’s a short book; a publisher’s note explains that Dworkin planned to expand the work greatly before he fell ill. Still, the book is important. Not that it says anything . . . . Continue Reading »

Daring to Tell the Truth

Well, speaking of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND and THE VELVET REVOLUTION, we wonder, with Havel, whether political life can be about living in the truth. Pete is probably right about our two real alternatives when it comes to health care. That means, as Capretta explains, our demographic . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 10.31.13

Tiny Houses in Alaska Atlas Obscura Augustine’s Linguistic Turn Jonathan McIntosh, The Flame Imperishable What the Poor Need Most Joe Carter, Acton Institute God Terms Fr. Robert Barron, RealClearReligion Zombies, Vampires, and Things That Come Back to Life Regina Sandler-Phillips, Tablet . . . . Continue Reading »