In his newest book, God: A Human History, Reza Aslan seeks to provide an explanation for this rise of what he refers to as “the humanized God.” He proposes a more pragmatic idea of god, instead. Continue reading A Divided World Needs to Make God a Useful Idea, Again
Tranquil chaos surrounded me, but I fervently believed that the humanities could offer answers to the big questions. Could a commonwealth of non-believers offer the same benefits of a faith community? Continue reading Building a Faith Community Without Belief in God
Traditional methods of measuring IQ suggest that a correlation exists between intelligence and social class. This outdated view of intelligence, among other social and environmental factors, perpetuates a stigma and enlarges a widening intelligence gap. Continue reading Why Do We Think The Working Class is Less Intelligent?
There are three distinct types of anti-PC rebels. Two of them serve a valuable social function. The third is a menace and should be treated as such. Continue reading The 3 Faces of Political Incorrectness
The collective joys and sorrows of sports offer a healthy outlet for our tribal natures, and give us a safer space in which we can bridge gaps pertaining to more divisive societal arenas. Continue reading How Sports Bridge Our Cultural Divisions
Experts estimate that one language goes extinct every 14 days. When a language dies, we lose history, culture, and a unique way of viewing the world. Continue reading Elvish Has Been Spoken for Centuries In This Small Swedish Community
A Jewish version of Rumspringa offers a proactive and holistic approach for developing religious identity in youth, while respecting individual autonomy. Continue reading How to Keep Jews Jewish by Being More Like the Amish