People’s motives for developing an atheist position are often grounded in a laudable type of engagement and not in disillusion.
Judaism, Christendom, and Islam differ in some aspects. But none of these differences can hide the similarity in their understanding of God.
In an age of international religious terrorism divine command morality poses considerable problems for the maintenance of the political order.
The west has a long history of people getting into serious trouble for speaking ill of objects of religious veneration, even before Christianity.
What should be the state and society’s reaction to these assaults on the principle of freedom of speech by religiously motivated zealots?
A religion does not simply exist in the fantasy of some of its enlightened followers, it also manifests itself in the real world.
The term “theoterrorism” is used because the terrorism we are confronted with nowadays is terrorism based on an idea of the “theistic god”.
If, under the mantle of political correctness, it were possible to dispose of religious criticism, the social costs would be enormous.
The answer of postmodern cultural relativism is: refrain from criticism. Be reticent to comment on unfamiliar religions.
We hear it said we are witnessing a “clash of civilizations”. The most important question, however, is the following: can the problem be solved?