I have always been cagey when detailing information about myself that might classify me as religious. Not that I was ever embarrassed or cryptic about telling people I was Jewish. Telling people I was Jewish when people asked what my Christmas plans were, or just offering up the...
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In my last column, I made the case that if there is no God who declares murder wrong, murder is not, in fact, wrong. While human beings can believe that murder is wrong, without God, right and wrong are our moral opinions, not moral facts.
This is so basic and so logically...
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Olivia Judson, who has been celebrating 150 years of “On the Origins of Species,” voiced her complaints yesterday with—would you believe it?—all the attention Darwin’s been given. It’s not that his fingerprint on history wasn’t massive; it’s just that she feels credit needs to be...
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