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Charlie Hebdo, “Free Speech,” and Critique

by Matt Sheedy It should go without saying that the massacre of journalists and police officers in Paris this past Wednesday is abhorrent, that the perpetrators should be brought to justice, and that measures should be taken to reduce the … Continue reading

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Religion Clichés #5: Religious Past

by Tenzan Eaghll Note: This post is the third in a series that seeks to summarize some of the clichés associated with religion. It is framed as a critique of a 1972 article by Ninian Smart. For the two first posts … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Islam and the Politics of Multicultural Identity, Part 1

by Matt Sheedy The term firestorm would not be overstating the media reaction to the recent debate between Ben Affleck, Sam Harris, and Bill Maher on Maher’s HBO program, Real Time. In part one of this series of posts, I … Continue reading

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God and the State: How Bombing IS(IS/IL) Gets Justified (Biblically)

by James Crossley * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog, Harnessing Chaos: History, Politics and Critical Biblical Studies. An old anarchist critique of the state and its institutions is that its power depends on the idea of God … Continue reading

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