Are we all doomed to never agree on what is or isn’t true?
What’s the appeal of quantifying the future? What should we make of these technological oracles?RD associate editor Michael Schulson and Alan Levinovitz, an RD contributor and a professor of Chinese philosophy and religion at James Madison University, got together online to chat about fate, uncanniness, and prophecy as spectator sport.
In the 2001 Australian census, over 70,000 citizens indicated that their religion was Jedi. That number fell to around 58,000 in 2006, then rose back up to over 64,000 for the 2011 census. Of course, Jedi, based on the ancient spiritual organization from Star Wars, isn’t a real theistic religion, just a fun way to either stick it to the government or showcase your Star Wars fandom.
A Chicago-area woman says she wants to fight for her right to wear a pasta strainer on her head in her driver’s license photo, claiming the item is an expression of her religious beliefs.
The family of the accepted Muslim student who made the request for religious accommodation said she will not attend the public military college in South Carolina, and that “all legal options are on the table.”
A Place For The Soul To Sing: The Church Of St. John Coltrane
It’s degrading to the religious book to put it on the same level as the state flower and bird, says a Republican critic of the bill.
Some animals have been observed performing the same rituals over and over, leading scientists to speculate that they might have a sense of the sacred.
PRRI finds that a plurality of Americans no longer believe the U.S. is a Christian nation.
Making his first visit to a mosque in the U.S. amid unprecedented fear in the Islamic community, the president preached inclusion and criticized Republicans, but also called on Muslims to fight extremism.