Religion Dispatches

Inauguration

Inauguration Blues

Despite the deepest hopes of many die-hard Trump supporters that the outgoing president would somehow snatch victory from defeat at the eleventh hour, Joe Biden is to be inaugurated today.  Our second nominally Catholic president shall no doubt wish to ceremonially cloak himself in Kennedy’s mantle; unfortunately for him, both COVID-19 restrictions and the odd [...]

The Scientist Pope of the “Dark Ages”

Professional historians have long known that the "Dark Ages" -- roughly, the period between 500 to 1000 -- was not a time of ignorance or superstition, but involved a range of scientific, economic, and cultural advances. For that reason, it's always nice to see a work of popular history set the record straight, as Nancy [...]

An evening with Richard Dawkins

Edward Larson, former Fellow at the Discovery Institute and current professor of history at Pepperdine, attended the recent Council for Secular Humanism's annual meeting as a correspondent for Religion Dispatches. (If you're unfamiliar with the publication, RD Magazine covers religion from the Left.) Richard Dawkins was the main draw of the evening, and was there [...]

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