Jewish Journal

  • ‘I am both Muslim and Christian’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 18, 2007 | 12:51 pm

    The Pacific Northwest is the least religious region of the United States, with less than 40 percent of Washington state residents religiously affiliated. Which makes the story of Ann Holmes Redding all the more surprising.

    While most her compatriots can’t even pick one religion,... read on

  • Religion safe at secular universities

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 18, 2007 | 12:24 pm

    A study appearing this month in the journal Social Forces reports that the widely held belief that religious students abandon their faith at a altar of secular colleges is flat wrong.

    It’s not that colleges necessarily encourage faith, said (Mark D. Regnerus, an assistant... read on

  • The New Atheists

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 18, 2007 | 10:04 am

    The Nation covered an analysis last week of the ascent of The New Atheists, four bestselling, unbelieving authors—Sam Harris, Richard Hawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens—who “each sees himself as breaking a taboo.”

    The most remarkable fact is not their books... read on

  • Evangelicals: Romney not ‘guided by God’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 17, 2007 | 2:32 pm

    As I’ve written about before, Mitt Romney is suffering heavily in his quest to become the next American president because of his Mormon faith. In yesterday’s LA Times, Stephanie Simon illuminated the problems surrounding the Mormon factor by talking to evangelicals—the politically... read on

  • Dr. Death: Not a religious man

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 15, 2007 | 3:04 pm

    Jack the Reaper has been making the media rounds since being released from prison two weeks ago. Mike Wallace gave him a friendly interview on “60 Minutes” and then attacked a NY Times editorial that said Dr. Jack Kevorkian “has emerged from prison as deluded and unrepentant as... read on

  • Why it’s not good to keep it in the ‘family’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 15, 2007 | 12:32 pm

    Polygamy is one of the dark not-so secrets of Mormon Church history. Until about 100 years ago, it was common practice. In fact, presidential contender Mitt Romney is the great-great grandson of a venerated polygamist martyr.

    Only its fundamentalist break-away sect, lead by... read on

  • Ruth Graham heads home

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 14, 2007 | 4:20 pm

    MONTREAT, N.C.—Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world’s most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87. Graham died at 5:05 p.m. at her home at Little Piney Cove, surrounded by her husband and all five children,... read on

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